NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A pair of traffic stops on U.S. Highway 59 resulted in three felony arrests and the seizure of more than 20 pounds of marijuana Saturday morning.
Lemanuel Booker IV, 26, of Dayton, Ohio, Juvan Zachery Hooks, 26, of Dayton, Ohio, and Linda Pollard, 71, of Decatur, Georgia, were all booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail on Saturday. Each of them was charged with third-degree possession of marijuana between five and 50 pounds.
All three suspects have since been released from the jail after they posted bail. Booker's bail was set at $100,000, and Hooks' bail was set at $20,000. No information was available on Pollard's bail.
According to a press release, Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office deputies stopped two vehicles that were traveling north together on US 59 for two different traffic violations. When the deputies made contact with Pollard, the driver of the first vehicle, she allegedly acted "very nervous" and gave conflicting stories about her trip.
Another deputy stopped the second vehicle, which had been tailgating Pollard's vehicle. Booker and Hooks were in the second vehicle. The press release stated that the deputies were able to determine that the two vehicles were traveling together even though both parties denied knowing each other.
After deputies got consent to search the two vehicles, they found more than 20 pounds of hydroponic marijuana concealed inside of Pollard's vehicle, the press release stated.
Further investigation provided even more of a link between the two parties and that all three people had knowledge of the marijuana, the press release stated.
Nacogdoches County Sheriff Jason Bridges said that the seized marijuana had a street value of $92,407.