COPPERAS COVE — A 20-year-old man remained in the Coryell County Jail on Tuesday on charges of possession of marijuana that he allegedly brought to the local library.

Joshua Douglas Elliott was arraigned by Justice of the Peace John Guinn on Thursday after police allegedly found him with nearly 100 grams of marijuana on Jan. 16.

Officers were notified of possible narcotics activity at the Copperas Cove Public Library and found Elliott present upon their arrival. According to police reports, Elliott was nervous, which alerted police to question him.

Officers searched Elliott’s backpack and allegedly found a gallon-sized clear plastic bag filled with marijuana weighing 97.4 grams with the bag.

Police reported cigarette rolling papers, a plastic gum container with marijuana residue and partially smoked marijuana cigarettes — commonly called roaches — also were allegedly found in Elliott’s backpack.

In addition to a charge of possession of marijuana over 2 ounces, but under 4 ounces, Elliott faces a charge of possession in a drug-free zone.

The library is located within 1,000 feet of Avenue E Alternative School.

Elliot’s bond was set at $8,000.

Contact Wendy Sledd at or (254) 501-7476

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