A Waco man was arrested over the weekend after he was seen speeding along a Bellmead roadway early Saturday morning and throwing out two bags of heroin before stopping for a McLennan County Sheriff's Office deputy, an arrest affidavit states.

Clarence William Posey, 25, was arrested after a deputy spotted a silver Dodge Magnum traveling faster than 40 mph in a 25 mph speed limit zone in the 2000 block of Behrens Circle at about 12:35 a.m., according to the affidavit. The deputy attempted to stop the car when Posey turned into a driveway and came to a stop.

"As I began to exit my patrol vehicle, I observed the suspect vehicle begin to drive forward again rapidly, and I observed what appeared to be a plastic bag get thrown out of the passenger side of the vehicle," the affidavit states. "The suspect vehicle continued moving forward for a short period after I observed the object get thrown from the vehicle."

After the car stopped again, Posey got out of the car and was immediately detained. The deputy searched the area and found two bags, one containing capsules of suspected heroin and one containing suspected black tar heroin, the affidavit states.

The deputy collected the baggies and measured the bags to weigh a combined total of 31.7 grams. The officer also found cash in various denominations in Posey's possession, the affidavit states.

Posey was arrested on a first-degree felony charge of manufacturing or delivery of a controlled substance and a third-degree felony charge of tampering with evidence. He remained in McLennan County Jail on Tuesday with bond listed at $60,000.

Kristin Hoppa has been covering public safety and breaking news for the Tribune-Herald since January 2016. She worked in Northwest Missouri covering crime-related issues before her move to Central Texas. She is a University of Kansas graduate.

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