A tip to APD led to the arrest of a man outside of a residence, the search of said residence, and the discovery of 21 grams of methamphetamine.
On Aug. 1, Amarillo Police Department Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving Unit (COPPS) officers were following up on a tip of an individual selling narcotics and possibly in possession of stolen firearms.
Upon arrival in the 4600 block of S. Virginia, COPPS officers observed a white male taking items out of a vehicle and loading them in a backpack. The vehicle appeared to have been freshly spray painted in an attempt to disguise it. Officers identified the subject as Brandon Michael Goldsmith, 27, and later found that he was wanted on a bond surrender warrant for unlawfully carrying a weapon.
Goldsmith was found to be in possession of a stelen debit card that was taken out of an auto burglary in early July.
The vehicle that Goldsmith was seen taking items out of was reported to have been stolen in early July.
He was also found to be in possession of meth.
Officers knocked on the apartment that was subject to the original tip and spoke with occupants.
Officers asked for and received consent to search the apartment and found approximately 21 grams of meth in the apartment, along with a small amount of marijuana and paraphernalia.
No one in the apartment was arrested. Investigation is ongoing.
Goldsmith was transported and booked into the Randall County Jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance, bond surrender warrant and one local municipal warrant.