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Kentucky man gets probation for pills in trailer in Nacogdoches Co. stop

Thomas Porter mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail. Thomas Porter mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail.
NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

A Kentucky man has pleaded guilty to hiding 950 hydrocodone pills in a horse trailer while traveling through Nacogdoches County.

Thomas A. Porter, of Pleasureville, Ky., accepted a six-year prison sentence in District Judge Campbell Cox's courtroom, which will be supervised by another state. He pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. The state dropped a charge of possession of marijuana.

A state trooper arrested Porter in February following a traffic stop on U.S. 59, just north of Nacogdoches. Trooper Jay Stone searched Porter's horse trailer and reported finding the pills and 113 pounds of marijuana in a false compartment in a storage area in the trailer.

A prosecutor with the Nacogdoches County District Attorney's Office was not immediately available for comment.

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