An obscured license plate lead to a traffic stop and eventually a 28-year-old Bryant, Arkansas woman’s arrested for marijuana possession Sunday afternoon.
Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Rebekah Saathoff stopped a Lexus just before 5 p.m. July 21, at mile marker 134 on Interstate 30 west for the license plate violation. As the trooper approached the sport utility vehicle from the passenger’s side, the woman inside reportedly rolled down the window, giving the DPS officer a whiff of marijuana odor.
Saathoff asked the woman to step out of the car for further interviewing regarding the stop. The woman complied and the trooper told her she smelled the marijuana. The Arkansas woman was reportedly honest, admitting she had some in the vehicle and even where it could be found.
The trooper located it and took the woman into custody for possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana; the vehicle was impounded, according to arrest reports.