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2 Jailed On Marijuana Charge

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A traffic stop at 4:10 p.m. April 17 on Tate Street by police resulted in the arrest of a Winnsboro man, 17, and Emory woman, 19, for possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana in a drug-free zone.

The officer reported smelling a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the Pontiac Grand Prix upon contact with the occupants during a traffic stop. A probable cause search of the car allegedly yielded a plastic bag containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana in the console. Sulphur Springs Police, in arrest reports, noted the substance weighed 3.9 grams, which is less than an ounce.

Both the female driving and male passenger were arrested on the Class A misdemeanor charge and the car was impounded. Because of the location of the traffic stop, on Tate Street at Brinker Street, the drug-fee zone enhancement was added, police noted in arrest reports.


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Author: Faith Huffman

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