Martin Juarez-Nieto, 41, was arraigned in Killeen on Thursday on a charge of possession of cocaine, in an amount of less than 1 gram.

Juarez-Nieto was pulled over by Killeen police Sunday after they observed him commit “numerous” traffic offenses, according to an arrest affidavit.

Juarez-Nieto, who was driving a Chevrolet Impala, did not initially stop for officers, but continued to drive “for a period of time” before turning into an alley.

A police officer observed Juarez-Nieto pull over and throw something out of the front passenger window of the car, the affidavit stated.

The item was a small bag containing what the officers suspected to be cocaine, records stated.

A field testing kit revealed that substance was cocaine.

The amount of cocaine in the bag was about 0.4 grams, the affidavit stated.

Juarez-Nieto was arraigned by Bell County Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin.

His bail was set at $20,000.

Potvin also arraigned the following individuals on unrelated charges Thursday:

• Vinson Lapaul Favers, 34, on a charge of tampering with physical evidence.

His bail was set at $20,000.

• Shondivo Santos, 17, on a charge of injury to a child.

His bail was set at $100,000.

• Syrknoreon Dewuntrel Pilgram, 23, on a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

His bail was set at $20,000.

Contact Chris McGuinness at or (254) 501-7568. Follow him on Twitter at ChrismKDH.

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