BRYAN, TX — A Bryan couple was arrested for possession of a firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia after police found meth and a gun in their vehicle on March 8.
Two children were in the couple's car at the time of the arrest, according to police.
Police noticed 22-year-old Jasmine Simmons slouched in the front passenger seat of her car, as if she was trying to conceal herself from police view.
Officers began monitoring the vehicle and noticed people walking up to the car and leaving quickly.
Police said they believed drug deals were taking place.
When the officer approached the car, they noticed a handgun wedged between the driver's seat and center console.
Jasmine said the gun belonged to her, but she was using it for protection. She also said she was waiting on her husband, 38-year-old Jim Simmons, to return.
After making contact with Jim, officers began a search, and found a clear plastic bag containing meth.
Officers continued to search Jim and found a tin can that had a larger clear plastic bag containing meth.
Jim was convicted of deadly conduct discharge of a firearm in May 2003.
Inside the vehicle, officers found a digital scale, several 9mm bullets, more tobacco tins with meth and a glass pipe.
Jim was charged with felon in possession of a firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jasmine was arrested for unlawful carry of a weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The children were released to their grandmother.