Odessa Man Arrested, Accused of Eating Drugs After Traffic Stop

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - An Odessa man is behind bars after being accused of eating a stash of marijuana after a traffic stop.

22-year-old Christopher Allen Smith was arrested Monday and charged with tampering with physical evidence.

Smith was stopped in the 2700 block of North West County Road after officers saw him run a red light.

Police could smell marijuana in Smith's car and found a usable amount of the drugs in the vehicle, along with marijuana residue in smith's mouth.

Smith's bond has been set at $26,000.