2016 has been the year of the pot bust on US-287 and just when things seemed to calm down a bit, comes the latest here in Wichita County.

On Saturday, May 7 around 9:30 in the morning, a K9 interdiction deputy made a traffic stop on US-287 near SH-25. The deputy became suspicious that the driver was involved in criminal activity and after getting verbal consent, conducted a search of the vehicle.

During the search, the deputy found a false compartment containing 30 pounds of high-grade marijuana as well as 195 grams of pure hash. The driver was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana over 5 pounds and under 50 pounds and manufacture / delivery of a controlled substance penalty group 2 over 4 grams and under 400 grams.