Wells police seize large amount of marijuana during traffic stop
WELLS, Texas (KTRE) - A traffic stop resulted in the seizure of more than 20 pounds of marijuana last week in Wells.
According to Wells Police Chief Harold Rapsilver, around 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29, an officer noticed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Rusk Avenue. After verifying the vehicle was traveling well above the posted speed limit, Rapsilver said the officer conducted a routine traffic stop, making contact with the vehicle’s driver, Cody Gelvin, 27, of Canton. The officer said he smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. After conducting a search of the vehicle, the officer said a large black duffel bag was found in the back of the vehicle, allegedly containing 25 pounds of packaged marijuana.
Gelvin was arrested for possession of marijuana and booked in the Cherokee County Jail. Further drug charges are pending pending lab testing.
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