DPS: Miss. man caught in Nacogdoches County with 16 pounds of weed

Willie Wright (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)
Willie Wright (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A state trooper arrested a Mississippi man Tuesday morning after he reported finding 16 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop in Nacogdoches County.

According to the report, the trooper pulled over a speeding 2013 Dodge Charger, driven by Willie Estes Wright, 34, of Jackson, Miss. at 10:47 a.m. on US 59 North near Appleby.

The trooper reported smelling an odor of marijuana and used that as probable cause to search the vehicle. He found 16 pounds of marijuana in a duffle bag in the trunk, according to the report.

Wright is charged with third-degree possession of marijuana.

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