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Man Behind Bars After Tampering with Physical Evidence


An Odessa man was arrested after police say he tossed a glass smoking pipe over a fence in an attempt to hide it.

While patrolling the 700 block of East University boulevard, officers noticed a man and woman arguing outside.

Officers stopped to conduct a welfare check.

While officers were approaching, they say the man identified as Jimmy Welch, 25, tossed something over a cinder block fence into a yard.

Officers also say they noticed, in plain view, a glass smoking pipe in Welch's pocket.

Welch also revealed to police that he had Viagra and could not provide a prescription.

When police searched the yard where Welch had tossed the object, they found a blue glass smoking pipe.

Welch was arrested and charged for tampering with physical evidence and possession of a dangerous drug.

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