One person held on drug, weapon charges after police respond to disturbance

By Rebecca Flannery
Staff Writer

Twenty-two-year-old Michael Ross Parker is in McLennan County Jail tonight after his arrest on weapon and drug charges this morning at the southwest edge of Baylor’s campus.

Waco and Baylor police officers responded to a call at about a possible discharge of firearms 11:45 p.m. Tuesday at La Mirage Apartments at Ninth Street and Baylor Avenue, according to Sgt. Patrick Swanton, public information officer for the Waco Police Department.

When officers arrived on the scene, they saw no one had been injured. Swanton said officers identified a suspicious car in the parking lot, where Parker was arrested while in possession of a 9 mm handgun, marijuana and prescription drugs.

Parker’s bail is set at $10,000, according to McLennan County jail records. He is charged with two class A misdemeanors for the possession of 3.7 grams of Adderall and 2 grams of alprazolam; a class B misdemeanor for the possession of 2 ounces of marijuana; and a class 3 felony for unlawfully carrying a weapon.