Friendswood traffic stop turns up 517 pills
Friendswood police arrested a Texas City man after they said they found him with over 500 pills prescribed to other people.
Mark Hinson, 39, is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, police said. He was stopped Tuesday about 4:40 p.m. for a traffic violation in the 3600 block of FM 528.
Hinson admitted to being in possession of hydrocodone, police said. During a subsequent search of his vehicle, police said they found several bottles of the muscle relaxer Soma and the narcotic pain reliever hydrocodone that were prescribed to other people.
Besides 221 hydrocodone pills and 239 Soma pills, police said they also found 57 Valium pills.
Hinson was transferred to the Harris County Jail, and bond has yet to be set for his charges.
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