ENNIS — A traffic stop led to the arrest of two California residents and the seizure of six marijuana plants plus other cannabis products on Friday.
A trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety executed the traffic stop at 8:27 a.m. on southbound U.S. Highway 287 near Ennis.
“A Department of Public Safety trooper stopped a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe towing a 1991 U-Haul trailer for a traffic violation,” DPS Public Information Officer Sgt. Sara Warren said. “The trooper then discovered six marijuana plants, 0.6 ounces of marijuana and approximately 4.5 grams of concentrated THC reductions in the form of nine oil cartridges. The marijuana is worth approximately $2,700.”
Warren said both suspects in the vehicle were arrested and taken to the Wayne McCollum Detention Center in Waxahachie.
The driver of the vehicle, 38-year-old Santa Ana, California resident, Semaj Miller, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance greater than or equal to four grams but fewer than 400 grams and possession of marijuana greater than or equal to four ounces but less than five pounds.
According to online records from the detention center, Miller was booked in at 1:54 a.m. on Saturday. As of 4 p.m. Tuesday he remained in custody at the detention center with bonds totaling $40,000.
The passenger of the vehicle, 27-year-old Santa Ana, California resident, Diamond Sade Thompson, was charged with possession of a controlled substance greater than or equal to four grams but fewer than 400 grams, possession of marijuana greater than four grams but less than five pounds and unlawful carrying of a weapon. According to online records from the detention center, Thompson remained in custody as of 4 p.m. on Tuesday with bonds totaling $45,000.