NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A state trooper reported uncovering five different types of drugs during a routine patrol in Nacogdoches County Tuesday afternoon, which resulted in the arrests of three Oregon residents.
Trooper Jay Stone reported being on routine patrol on U.S. 59 at 3:08 p.m. when he stopped a Ford F450 which had driven onto an improved shoulder. He reported the driver and passengers acted suspiciously and that one of the passengers admitted to having hydroponic marijuana and psilocybin mushrooms in the vehicle.
Stone used a probable cause search to check the truck and reported finding 20.35 pounds of marijuana, three grams of meth, two grams of cocaine, 951 grams of hash and three-quarters of a pound of psilocybin mushrooms in a false compartment of the bed of the truck.
Stone arrested Nicolas Paul Mamula, 28, of Bend, Ore., Tory Riccardi, 21, of Salem, Ore., and Benjamin Neill Sinclar, 28, of Enterprise, Ore.
The three are charged with five counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of marijuana. Sinclar is also charged with one count of unlawful carrying of weapon, a Class A misdemeanor.