Splendora PD seizes 72 pounds of pot in traffic stop

Chief Wally Wieghat (left) and officers with Splendora Police Department are pictured with a large amount of marijuana that reportedly was seized during a traffic stop on Friday.

Splendora Police Department removed 72 pounds of marijuana with an approximate street value of $654,000 from a vehicle during a traffic stop just after noon Friday, Sept. 3.

According to Lt. James “Troy” Teller, a spokesperson for Splendora Police Department, a black Ford Ranger was stopped for speeding when officers detected an odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle.

“The driver was instructed to step out of the vehicle where he was detained,” he said.

A large stash of marijuana was reportedly found inside this black Ford Ranger on Friday in Splendora.

The vehicle was moved to Splendora Police Department’s headquarters where the investigation continued and a thorough search was conducted.

“During the search, officers located 72 pounds of marijuana inside several large black bags inside the truck rear seat compartment,” Teller said.

The male driver was arrested and charged with Felony Possession of Marijuana. He was transported to the Montgomery County Jail.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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