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Man behind bars after trying to eat marijuana during traffic stop in Odessa

Irvin Valadez (Source: Odessa Police Department) Irvin Valadez (Source: Odessa Police Department)
ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

A man was arrested after allegedly trying to eat marijuana during a traffic stop in Odessa.

Odessa police say officers pulled over a car in the 600 block of Hillcrest Ave. on Sunday afternoon.

The officers saw the driver, Irvin Valadez, 24, making movements in the back part of the car and appeared to be destroying evidence or reaching for something.

Authorities say that a strong odor of marijuana was coming from the car.

Officers saw Valadez chewing something and saw marijuana inside of his mouth when they told him to spit it out.

A search of his car revealed marijuana on the driver seat, the passenger seat and in the back.

Valadez was arrested and charged with tampering with physical evidence and possession of marijuana.

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