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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.


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.