Man arrested, admits to trying to eat marijuana during traffic stop in Odessa

Man arrested, admits to trying to eat marijuana during traffic stop in Odessa

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 area of Park Blvd. and Overton Ave. on Tuesday morning.

Officers say they could smell marijuana odor coming from the car.

Authorities say they could see the passenger, Gerardo Sanchez, 17, hiding something in his mouth.

When he was told to open his mouth, the officers saw marijuana.  Sanchez admitted to officers that the tried to swallow the marijuana.

After a search of the car, more marijuana was discovered.

Sanchez was arrested for tampering with physical evidence and possession of marijuana.

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