December 4, 2018 - Officer Kurtes Lawrence with the Tenaha Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Highway 96 South near Loop 157 on Saturday, December 1, 2018.
Lawrence observed a Cadillac passenger car fail to maintain a single lane and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle.
Contact was made by Officer Lawrence with the driver who was later identified as Jeremy Patton, 34. Upon approach of the vehicle Officer Lawrence detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle and or person.
After further investigation and a probable cause search of the vehicle Officer Lawrence was able to locate and seize a baggie of marijuana, weighing approximately 4 grams and a quantity of multi-colored pills which were believed to be ecstasy, weighing approximately 20 grams.
Patton was taken into custody, transported to the Shelby County Jail and booked in without incident on the following charges: Possession of Controlled Substance, Felony 2 and Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor (B).