WCSO: Drugs, cash discovered during traffic stop near Electra

WCSO: Drugs, cash discovered during traffic stop near Electra

NEAR ELECTRA, TX (TNN) - Wichita County Sheriff Deputies arrested four men following a traffic stop Monday afternoon on US-287 near Electra.

Wichita County Sheriff Deputy Melvin Joiner says the stop happened at around 5:15 on US-287 near Farm to Market road 2384.

Deputies, in court documents, say the driver was acting strangely, including following a semi too closely and following the semi in the slow lane for several miles. A passenger not wearing a seat belt alto contributed to the traffic stop.

The deputy could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the inside the car. A search revealed 107 grams of THC vape pen cartridges and around 0.25 ounces of marijuana. Deputies found an additional 117 grams of THC wax, a rolled marijuana joint and nearly $4,900 cash concealed on one of the men during the booking process at the Wichita County Jail.

Deputies arrested 22-year-old Michael Jones, 19-year-old Demarques Daqauin Pierre, 21-year-old Jamerson Levester Walker, and 22-year-old Levar Tyris Patterson. All four had Louisiana drivers licenses.

The men face charges including Manufacturing and Delivery of a Controlled Substance. Jones has also been charged with Money Laundering.

As of Wednesday afternoon, none of the men appear on the Wichita County Jail inmate roster.

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