A 40-year-old man is facing felony drug charges after Killeen police said they found marijuana in his vehicle.

John Hyon Dust was pulled over around 1:29 a.m. Tuesday after a police officer observed his vehicle run a stop sign at the intersection of Trimmier Road and Constellation Drive.

The officer observed a grinder in the vehicle’s center console.

When asked what is was for, Dust replied, “Weed,” according to an arrest affidavit.

Dust said he had marijuana in his pocket, according to the report.

The affidavit said police found a bottle of suspected marijuana in Dust’s pocket.

Officers also found two plastic bags

filled with the same substance in the vehicle’s front passenger seat, the affidavit stated.

The approximate weight of the suspected marijuana was 8.98 ounces, the affidavit stated.

Dust was arraigned Wednesday by Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin on a charge of possession of marijuana in an amount of 5 pounds or less, but more than 4 ounces.

Potvin set Dust’s bail at $20,000.

Potvin also arraigned James Alan Latart, 43, on an unrelated charge of possession of a controlled substance in an amount of less than 1 gram.

Latart’s bail was set at $20,000

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

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