Police Chief Joe Treviño said Patrolman Chris Haller made the stop on South Archer Street at about 10:14 p.m., and he asked the driver, Marcos Sanchez, if he could look into the vehicle.
The chief said Haller quickly found a sizable bag of marijuana and a number of smaller packages of the drug that apparently had been prepared for sale.
Sanchez was arrested on the spot and subsequently charged with the manufacture and delivery of less than half an ounce of marijuana in a drug-free zone, with possession of more than four ounces but less than five pounds of marijuana, and with possession of less than once ounce of cocaine.
Treviño said all of the charges are state jail felonies.
Haller was assisted at the scene by Assistant Police Chief Richard Cantu and Lt. Eddie Garcia.
According to the staff at the Bee County Jail, Sanchez has been released on a $30,000 bond.
The chief also said that his department has received assistance from the Bee County Sheriff’s Office in some recent drug investigations.
A recent raid on a home where synthetic marijuana was found, resulting in two arrests, was made possible by assistance from sheriff’s deputies.
Both departments remain committed to stopping drug trafficking in Bee County.
Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 343-5220, or at reporter@mySouTex.com.