Cops find pot wrapped in court documents

Matthew Ray Creel, 21, of La Porte, was charged with possession of marijuana
May 11, 2010 8:24:22 AM PDT
A man who's no stranger to the court system found himself in trouble over drugs -- again -- after a traffic stop in Santa Fe. At about 11pm Monday, Santa Fe police officer Robert Shores pulled over a red 1991 Ford Mustang in the 4200 block of FM 1764 for a defective head light. The driver, identified as Matthew Ray Creel, 21, of La Porte was arrested after it was determined that he was a habitual violator with a suspended drivers license.

During an inventory of his vehicle prior to it being impounded, Officer Robert Wood discovered a small amount of marijuana hidden in a folded piece of paper. Creel denied knowing anything about the marijuana. However officers noted that the paper the marijuana was concealed in was actually a court document. The document was Creel's deferred adjudication order for possession of marijuana dated March 16, 2010 out of Galveston County.

Creel was charged with possession of marijuana, again, and booked into the Santa Fe City jail.


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