Traffic stop nets more than 30 pounds of marijuana in Angelina County

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 12:13pm

More than 30 pounds of marijuana was found during a traffic stop in Angelina County on Sunday evening. It happened around 6:30pm on Sunday, north of Lufkin on US Highway 59 in the Redland area.

Precinct 1 Constable Tom Selman clocked a man driving 83 mph in a 70 mph zone, and pulled him over. Constable Selman tells KETK, when he approached the vehicle, the smell of marijuana was very strong.

The man, 53 year old Claude Welch of Houston, admitted to having the pot. Constable Selman searched the vehicle and found three garbage bags full of marijuana. Each bag was about 10 pounds. Welch was arrested and booked into the Angelina County Jail on possession of marijuana.

His bond is set at $7,500.



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