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Texas Driver Stopped With 150 Pounds of Weed

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.

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150 pounds of marijuana, dozens of THC candies and gun found during traffic stop on Gulf Fwy

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A driver was arrested after deputies found hundreds of pounds of marijuana, dozens of THC candies and guns during a traffic stop in Harris County. On Monday, Harris County Precinct 8 deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 11300 block of the Gulf Freeway for speeding.