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THC Vape Pen, Marijuana Found During Highway 11 Traffic Stop

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A THC vape pen and marijuana found during a State Highway 11 traffic stop Tuesday afternoon resulted in a felony arrest, according to arrest reports.

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Chris Sorley reported stopping Layne Reese at 2:23 p.m. November 17, 2020 for driving a Dodge 1500 pickup 86 miles per hour in a 60 mph speed zone. As he approached the truck, Sorley alleged smelling a marijuana odor. Reese reportedly told the trooper he thought he was traveling at 75 mph in the 60 mph speed zone.

Sorley had Reese exit the truck. A THC vape pen was reportedly found on Reese and less than 2 ounces of marijuana was located in the vehicle, resulting in Reese’s arrest on a possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge and a possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana charge.

Reese was transported to Hopkins County jail where he remained Wednesday morning, Nov. 18, on both charges.

Texas Department of Public Safety

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.

Author: Faith Huffman

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