Highway 6 traffic stop leads to seizure of ‘large amount of marijuana’

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MERIDIAN, Texas (KWTX) A traffic stop Thursday by a Bosque County deputy on State Highway 6 near Meridian led to an arrest and the recovery of “a large amount of marijuana” purchased in Colorado, where pot sales are legal, authorities said Friday.

Deputy Ty Hardy pulled over southbound a Chevrolet S-10 Tahoe with North Dakota plates because the vehicle didn’t have working license plate lamps, the Bosque County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release Friday.

The driver consented to a search of the vehicle inside of which “a large amount of marijuana was found,” the sheriff’s office said.

The driver, Daniel Elias Rowell, 30 of Hattiesburg, Miss., was charged with possession of marijuana under two ounces, possession of a controlled substance over 4 grams, but under 400 grams, and driving with an invalid license, the sheriff’s office said.

“Rowell stated that he had come from Wyoming en route to Houston and had stopped in Colorado to obtain the marijuana,” the sheriff’s office said.

He was ordered held on total bonds of $4,500.

“We are finding more individuals bringing illegal drugs in from other states such as Colorado where marijuana is legal. But they don’t understand that it is still illegal here in Texas,” the sheriff’s office said.