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Selma Woman Arrested After Suspected Marijuana Found In Spare Tire Compartment

A routine Interstate traffic stop Sunday night resulted in location of hidden marijuana, a bottle of pills and an arrest.

A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper stopped a Honda Accord at 3:27 p.m. Sunday at mile marker 132 on I-30 after observing it traveling 86 miles per hour in a 75 mph speed zone. On contact, a 30-year-old Selma woman was identified using her driver’s license, according to arrest reports.

The trooper reported smelling a marijuana odor in the car and conducted probable cause search. A black container full of marijuana was found next to the spare tire in the spare tire compartment in the truck, the trooper alleged in arrest reports.

The DPS officer also reported fining a medicine bottle containing a substance that resembled codeine, but had no label, in a backpack. The woman claimed she “got the bottle to help her sleep and said it was a mixture of Melatonin and other things she did no know of,” the trooper noted in arrest reports.

The marijuana and pill bottle were seized, the woman taken to jail for misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and the car impounded. The bottle is to be sent to a DPS crime lab for testing, Sorley reported.

Author: Faith Huffman

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