Marijuana butter, wax debut in Friendswood

Police say marijuana in the form of "wax" and "butter" now are among the contraband they're keeping an eye out for in Friendswood.

Police discovered the use of the different forms of marijuana during a traffic stop Friday evening in the 200 block of East Edgewood. An officer says he picked up the smell of air freshener and marijuana when he approached the driver, Damon Joshua Fraser, of Friendswood.

During a search of the vehicle, he found two brown, marijuana-smelling substances wrapped in white wax paper. A field test detected THC, the chemical that triggers marijuana's psychological effects, in both substances.

It was later determined the hard, brown substance resembling broken glass shards is referred to as marijuana "wax," and the pasty brown substance is called marijuana "butter."

Fraser, 28, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 2 and driving while license invalid. His bond was set at $26,000.
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