Texas highway patrol stops suspected drug smugglers for drug bust

AUSTIN, Texas—An Ohio highway patrol sergeant was arrested after officers spotted him with what appeared to be a “pot-like substance” at a traffic stop on Interstate 49, authorities said Monday.

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Scott Smith, 29, was arrested by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in Ohio after he failed a roadside breath test on Sunday and then was spotted with a substance in his possession on Tuesday, officials said.

A deputy at the scene smelled marijuana and saw Smith sitting in a dark SUV, authorities told ABC News.

A preliminary investigation determined the drug was “pot,” which could have been “pot” or a mixture of both, the Harris Police Department said in a statement.

The deputy smelled the substance and found Smith sitting inside the SUV with the substance.

Smith was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and public intoxication, according to the statement.