MILES - An Arlington man was arrested Monday following a traffic stop on Highway 67 in Miles and was ultimately charged with possession with intent to deliver narcotics, Miles Police Chief Quentin Watkins reported.

MILES - An Arlington man was arrested Monday following a traffic stop on Highway 67 in Miles and was ultimately charged with possession with intent to deliver narcotics, Miles Police Chief Quentin Watkins reported.

According to Watkins, witnesses started calling dispatch in Winters with a report of a reckless driver at around 11 a.m. Monday. However, officers in Winters were in the middle of a felony drug bust at the same time.

Watkins said he caught up with the white SUV on Highway 67 and made a traffic stop and determined there was probable cause to search the vehicle.

“When he rolled down the window the smell of marijuana was very strong,” Watkins said.

Runnels County Deputy Steve Gray arrived on the scene for backup and assisted with the arrest.

In the vehicle, they discovered “two softball size bags” or  just under two ounces of “high grade” marijuana and about 1,000 “sticks” of what was determined to be a generic form of the drug Xanax or about 178 grams of Alprazolam. During the search, two handguns reported stolen from San Angelo were recovered as well as about $7,000 in cash.

Xavier Greer, 20, of Arlington was arrested and charged with possession of narcotics with intent to deliver, second degree felony and possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor. Greer, who remained in custody Wednesday, was also wanted on a felony charge out of Arlington. Bond had not been set on the Runnels County charges as of Wednesday morning. However, bond for the Arlington charge was set at $3,000.

Watkins said the felony drug charges will be filed through the Runnels County District Attorney’s office. The Department is taking steps to officially “seize” the cash confiscated in the vehicle, which was a rental and will be returned.