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Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2008 12:00 pm | Updated: 5:04 pm, Wed Aug 15, 2012.

By Justin Cox

Killeen Daily Herald

A Belton man was indicted on a drug possession charge Wednesday after postal inspectors discovered 21 pounds of marijuana headed for his address.

A Bell County grand jury indicted Leonardo Briseno, 22 on a charge of possession of marijuana, more than 5 pounds, for a June 6 incident.

The arrest affidavit stated that a postal inspector delivered the box, addressed to Carlos Briseno, to the home. The box was unopened and proved to be enough for authorities to receive approval for a search warrant.

Investigators with the Central Texas Narcotics Task Force searched the home and discovered a box with 2 pounds of marijuana under one of the beds in addition to the large delivered package.

First Assistant District Attorney Murff Bledsoe said that federal prosecutors do have the option to take the case because the crime was committed through the postal system, but they did not exercise that option.

The grand jury issued 17 additional indictments Wednesday:

John Paul Doy Sr., 40, of Killeen; driving while intoxicated with a child passenger, June 23.

Nathan Wayne Gibson, 48, of Morgan's Point Resort; evading arrest with a motor vehicle, June 7.

Miguel Valdez, 20, of Temple; evading arrest with a motor vehicle, May 10.

Carlos Hamilton Jr., 18, of Killeen; aggravated robbery, June 23.

Adonis Griffin, 22, of Killeen; two charges, aggravated robbery and assault on a public servant, June 23.

Frederick Lee Christopher, 48, of Killeen; forgery by passing, April 8.

Fred Jackson Jr., 38, of Killeen; labeling, June 2.

Earnest Darrelle Rice Jr., 20, of Fort Hood; theft, more than $1,500, less than $20,000, and fraudulent use of identifying information, April 27.

William Bradford Langham III, 20, of Temple; possession of marijuana, more than 4 ounces, less than 5 pounds, Feb. 27.

Mack Anthony Jackson Jr., 22, of Temple; possession of cocaine, less than 1 gram, June 4.

John Anthony Flores, 19, of Temple; possession of marijuana, more than 4 ounces, less than 5 pounds, and evading arrest with a motor vehicle, June 21.

Roy Lane Brooks, 59, of Temple; aggravated assault, May 31.

Ronnie Wayne Barton, 46, of Temple; failure to comply with registration requirements, June 18.

Jose Ramirez, 27, of Belton; family violence, enhanced, April 7.

Contact Justin Cox at jcox@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7568.

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