A man en route to the Texas coast was arrested during a traffic stop in Brazos County after troopers say more than 1.5 pounds of THC and nine ounces of marijuana were found in his car.
According to the Department of Public Safety, a trooper stopped a car on Texas 6 near Peach Creek Road on Friday and spoke with the driver, Cortlan Douglas Sanders, 24, of Santa Fe, Texas. Sanders said he was returning home from Taos, New Mexico, and had been driving nonstop without sleep. A report notes his speech was slurred and he appeared to be confused.
The trooper asked to search the vehicle, and Sanders consented. Inside, authorities said freezer bags of marijuana and packages of THC were found wedged throughout the car, including behind the stereo, door panels and airbag. Authorities eventually took the car into custody, where more drugs were found tucked throughout the vehicle, officials said. More than $5,000 in cash and several smoking instruments were located, a report notes.
Sanders is charged with possession of 1.61 pounds of THC, a first-degree felony punishable by life in prison; and possession of 9.2 ounces of marijuana, a state jail felony punishable by up to two years in a state jail. He remains in the Brazos County Jail on $45,000 bond.