Recreational marijuana may be legal in 12 states, but Texas isn’t one of them. This bit of information may have gotten by a Houston driver caught with enough marijuana to stock a dispensary.
The ill-fated traffic stop occurred Monday on the Gulf Freeway after Harris County Deputy T. Brinkley clocked the motorist speeding. According to his report, Brinkley “smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside.” Although the driver refused to allow his car to be searched, a K-9 conducted what’s called “a free air sniff” outside of the vehicle, which give deputies probable cause to search it.
Inside, they found 150 pounds of weed, dozens of THC candies, a loaded 9mm handgun and a “large amount” of cash, according to Brinkley’s report. Needless to say, the driver was taken into custody and charges are pending.