Two Dallas area teens were reportedly found across from a church, smoking marijuana Tuesday night.
The pair reportedly caught deputies attention because they were parked cross from Mount Zion Church. The location was at the State Highway 11 west and County Road 4724. The maroon Jeep with the lights off was parked at a stop sign. The time was around 8:56 p.m. Aug. 27.
As the sheriff’s officers approached the SUV they reported seeing “lots of movement” inside the vehicle. As they contacted pair inside, the deputies reported smelling a strong marijuana odor and alleged the 18-year-old DeSoto woman in the driver’s seat and 18-year-old Cedar Hill man in the passenger’s seat were smoking marijuana.
The pair reportedly voluntarily surrendered the small amount of marijuana in their possession as well as related paraphernalia, including a pipe. Both were jailed for possession of drug paraphernalia. The contraband was photographed and destroyed. The vehicle was towed from the location, deputies alleged in arrest reports.
Both teens were released from jail Wednesday morning on the misdemeanor charge, according to jail reports.
The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 438-4040.