Nacogdoches constable arrests Ark. duo for pot - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Nacogdoches constable arrests Ark. duo for pot

Joseph Catchings mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail. Joseph Catchings mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail.
Dena Keeler mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail. Dena Keeler mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail.
NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

From the Nacogdoches County Constable, Pct. 4

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, Texas - The Nacogdoches County Constable Office precinct 4 , conducted a traffic stop that resulted in a seizure of three pounds of marijuana found in the trunk of the vehicle late Wednesday night. Constable Bridges stated that Deputy Constable Allen stopped a Chrysler pt. cruiser on highway 59 for a traffic violation. Both subject were very nervous and gave conflicting statements about there story.

Both subjects refused consent to search the motor vehicle, and Deputy Allen conducted a free air search with his K-9, Miko. K-9, Miko is a certified narcotics detector dog. K-9, Miko alerted to the trunk of the vehicle and gave several indications of a positive alert. Due to the K-9 alert to the motor vehicle, officers had probable cause to search the vehicle. In the trunk of the vehicle, Deputy Allen located approximately 3 pounds of marijuana.

Joseph Catchings, 45 years of age and Dena Keeler 42 years of age were both arrested at the scene for possession of marijuana state jail felony. Both subjects were transported to the Nacogdoches County jail and booked in. Both subjects are from N. Little Rock, Arkansas.

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