A Tenaha man was arrested during a traffic stop for marijuana possession Sunday.
According to Texas Department of Public Safety State Trooper Dustin Ramos, on Sunday, March 18 at 5:04 p.m. a brown 2003 Ford pickup driven by Joshua Steven Cooley, 18, of Tenaha was traveling on CR 1006. Trooper Ramos noticed the driver was unsecured by a safety belt. As Cooley traveled through a curve in the roadway a pink backpack was thrown from inside the vehicle.
After the backpack was thrown from the vehicle Trooper Ramos initiated a traffic stop of Cooley. Texas Department of Public Safety State Trooper Stephen Lister and Center Police Officers David Hailey and Chris Knowlton assisted at the scene. Officers Hailey and Knowlton searched and located the pink Tinkerbell backpack at the scene and inside of the backpack located 1.7 pounds of marijuana, as well as a scale.
Cooley was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana.