NOTE - Story provided by the Brady Police Dept.
On November 30, 2021, at approximately 2:00 am, Brady Police Officer Zachary Johnson conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 87 N. During a probable cause search, Officer Johnson located over 1,000 grams of THC, marijuana, and methamphetamines. Officer Johnson arrested Shelby Welker, 30, of Nederland, Texas, on 3 felony and 2 misdemeanor charges. Ms. Welker is still in custody in the McCulloch County Jail on $69,000 worth of bonds.
Texas law may consider the total weight of seized edibles to determine charges and penalties —not simply the amount of THC in them. This may occur when it is impossible to determine the volume of THC oil in a product apart from its dilutant or adulterant, as it is called under the law. Reverse engineering of how an edible was created or otherwise trying to determine the percentage of THC is sometimes too difficult for laboratories to determine.
Because of this peculiarity, a large container of THC cookies could bring not only a felony charge but also up to 20 years in prison, even if their actual THC content is low.