2 Teens Jailed On Marijuana Charge

A minor traffic stop on North Davis Street Saturday evening resulted in location of contraband and two teens being arrested.

Sulphur Springs Police Office Zach Brown reported stopping a Chevrolet Cobalt in the 100 block of North Davis Street at 6:53 p.m. May 4 after observing a seat belt violation. While talking to the driver, an 18-year-old Sulphur Springs woman, and passenger, an 18-year-old Sulphur Springs man, Brown reported smelling what he suspected to be a marijuana odor.

A search of the car resulted in location of suspected marijuana in the driver’s purse and a vapor stick containing suspected tetrahydrocannabinol in the vehicle. The woman was arrested for no seat belt and possession of less than 2 ounces or marijuana in a drug-free zone, both misdemeanor offenses.

The man, identified in arrest reports as Tyler Ray Griffin, then allegedly admitted to having marijuana in the crotch of his pants. A bag of suspected marijuana was retrieved from the man, Brown alleged in arrest reports. Griffin was arrested on the felony charge of possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance and the misdemeanor offense of possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana in drug-free zone, according to arrest and jail reports.

The woman was released from jail May 5; her bond was set at $2,000 on the marijuana charge. Griffin was released from jail May 5; his bond was set at $10,000 bond on the controlled substance charge and $2,000 bond on the marijuana charge, according to jail reports.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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