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Deputies arrest 2 people in Bangs with 10 grams of meth after a short car chase

Bruno Medrano

A tip given to Brown County Sheriff's Investigators over the weekend that a man was traveling from Brady to Bangs to sell methamphetamine led to the arrest of two people.

Bruno Medrano, 43, of Brownwood, and Brenda Sue Hinds, 38, of Brady, were both arrested on Sunday on drug charges, according to Brown County Jail records.

Law enforcement officers confiscated 10 grams of meth from the couple.

Hinds bonded out of the Brown County Jail on Sunday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Medrano, on the other hand, still remains in jail on charges of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, evading arrest/detention with a vehicle and tampering/fabricating with evidence, according to Brown County Jail records.

An arrest report from the Brown County Sheriff's Office states that deputies saw Medrano's 2004 Chevrolet pickup traveling eastbound on Highway 67-84.

A narcotics investigator had received a credible tip of Medrano's intentions, according to the report.

Medrano was reportedly driving along the back roads and taking the longer route “to avoid law enforcement" when he was located.

According to the Brown County Sheriff's Office, Medrano led police officers on a short chase after failing to stop when an investigator tried to conduct a "reasonable suspicion stop."

Medrano stopped his vehicle after leading two Brown County Sheriff’s Investigators on a car chase for about 200 yards.

Law enforcement officers found six new meth pipes in bubble wrap located on the front passenger floor board and small pieces of meth in the driver’s seat, according to the report.

Investigators also later located a pipe stem for a meth bong and a small zippered bag with two plastic baggies containing meth, according to the report.

Both items were found along the route where the pursuit began and ended, and in total, deputies found 10 grams of meth and a meth bong.

Hinds told investigators that during the pursuit, Medrano tossed “something” from the driver's side of the vehicle.

Medrano remains in jail on bonds totaling $275,000, according to Brown County Jail records.

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