NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Following a traffic stop on Loop 224, Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a 38-year-old for the second time this year for allegedly being in possession of a large amount of marijuana and cocaine.
Gregory Alan Strong Jr., of Nacogdoches, is still being held in the Nacogdoches County jail on a first-degree felony manufacture and/or delivery of a controlled substance between 4 and 400 grams charge, a first-degree felony manufacture and/or delivery between 4 and 200 grams charge, a second-degree felony delivery of marijuana between 5 and 50 pounds charge, and state-jail felony possession of marijuana between 4 ounces and 5 pounds. No bail amounts have been set at this time.
According to a press release, NCSO deputies made a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Strong in the 2200 of Loop 224 Thursday afternoon. When deputies approached his vehicle during the traffic stop, they noticed Strong making obvious movements.
The NCSO deputies noticed that Strong was trying to hide marijuana in both of his hands, the press release stated. He was arrested at the scene for possession of 6 ounces of marijuana, the press release stated.
As a result of further investigator deputies and investigators were able to obtain a search warrant for Strong's residence. NCSO investigators executed the warrant Thursday on Arthur Weaver Street shortly after 4 p.m.
During the search of the home, investigators found drugs hidden inside the attic and in Strong's bedroom, the press release stated. Investigators found more than 14 pounds of marijuana, one ounce of cocaine, and one ounce of Ecstasy pills, according to the press release.
"Strong was arrested by the sheriff office earlier this year on 03-05-2015 on drug charges," the press release stated. "Sheriff investigators conducted a search of Strong's residence where he was living at the time on Kent Street and found over 10lbs of marijuana and 2 ounces of cocaine."
Strong was out on bail on the previous charges before his arrest on Thursday, the press release stated. He posted a $12,500 bond on those charges and is awaiting his court date.