A Houston man was arrested Wednesday on money laundering, drug and weapon charges after a traffic stop on Texas 6, officials said.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, John Angel Rodriguez, 21, was pulled over for speeding around 10:54 a.m. Authorities said a strong odor of marijuana was coming from the vehicle and a handgun could be seen between the console and passenger seat. During a pat-down of Rodriguez, officials said $2,000 in cash was found in his pants pocket. A search was conducted on the vehicle, and authorities said marijuana, a large amount of currency, cocaine, methamphetamine and the gun, which was reported stolen out of Sugar Land, were found.
Rodriguez is charged with theft of a firearm, money laundering and possession of a controlled substance, all state jail felonies, each punishable by up to two years in a state jail; and possession of marijuana and unlawful carrying of a weapon, both Class A misdemeanors each punishable by up to a year in jail.
He remains in the Brazos County Jail on $14,500 bond.