Traffic stop leads to an arrest and seizure of over half a pound of marijuana

Jarvis McCann
Staff Writer

On Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, at approximately 12:50 p.m., Deputies with the Nolan County Sheriff's Office stopped a white Dodge RAM at the intersection of 12th and Elm Street for a minor traffic infraction. Contact was made with the driver, Jarvis McCann of Sweetwater and while speaking with him, deputies detected a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle, justifying a “probable cause” search.
After McCann was requested to exit the vehicle, a search was conducted which lead to the discovery of over half a pound of suspected marijuana, concealed in a handbag. McCann was placed under arrest and transported to the Nolan County jail where he was charged with the felony offense of possession of marijuana. The case will be filed with the 32nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.