Saturday traffic stop results in drug related arrest in Tenaha

Jeremy Patton, 34, arrested after odor of marijuana detected from his vehicle

Tenaha Police Officer Lawrence made a drug-related arrest of a motorist on Saturday after making a traffic stop and smelling the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

Tenaha Police Chief Jeremy Pope said Lawrence made the stop on Hwy 96 south near Loop 157 after noticing the driver of the Cadillac failed to maintain the car in a single lane.

“After further investigation and a probable cause search of the vehicle, Officer Lawrence was able to located and seize a baggie of marijuana weighing approximately four grams and a quantity of multi-colored pills, which were believed to be Ectasy, weighing approximately 20 grams,” Pope said.

The driver was identified as Jeremy Patton, 34, who was taken into custody, transported to the Shelby County Jail and booked in without incident on charges of possession of a controlled substance, Felony 2; and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.