NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office deputy arrested a 24-year-old Memphis, Tennessee man on a felony drug charge after a traffic stop on Northwest Stalling Drive resulted in the seizure of more than 50 pounds of marijuana late Monday night.
Christoper L. Towner is still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail on a second-degree felony possession of marijuana between 50 and 2,000 pounds charge. No bail amount has been set at this time.
According to the NCSO daily activity report, a deputy was patrolling Northwest Stallings Drive at about 9:53 p.m. Monday when he stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. When the deputy talked to Towner, the driver, he appeared nervous and gave conflicting stories.
The deputy requested consent to search the vehicle and was denied. At that point, a K-9 officer was brought in as back up. After the K-9 did an "open-air sniff" of the vehicle, it alerted. At that point, a probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted.
"The search resulted in the discovery of a large amount of marijuana," the activity report stated.
Towner was arrested at the scene and taken to the county jail.