ABILENE, Texas -

Police arrested a 20-year-old Abilene man who allegedly was in possession of nine pounds of marijuana earlier this week.

Joe Gamez was picked up in the 5100 block of Fairmont Street, less than 1,000 feet away from Reagan Elementary.

Gamez was charged with a third-degree felony of possession of marijuana in a drug-free zone. He was booked into Taylor County Jail, where he was later released. His bond had been set at $8,000 bail.