POSTED: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 4:27pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 6:38pm
NACOGDOCHES COUNTY — $27,000 worth of marijuana was found during a traffic stop in Nacogdoches County.
Nacogdoches County Constable Jason Bridges and Deputy Allen pulled over a Chevy pickup around 11:00 am on Monday, September 10th for a routine traffic violation on Highway 59 South.
Deputy Allen reported that there was a strong smell of marijuana inside the truck.
The officers searched the truck, and noticed fresh tool marks on the back quarter panels of the vehicle.
They removed the panels and found 12 bundles of marijuana hidden on both the passenger and driver sides. The total value of the marijuana is estimated around $27,000.
The driver, 23 year old Hosie Lee Williams, from Pontotoc, Mississippi, was arrested for possession of marijuana.
The offense is a 3rd degree felony.
Williams was booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail.