NEWMAN -- A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of a Newman man on marijuana charges Wednesday.
Rainer Krause, 29, was charged with suspicion of cultivation, possession for sale and transportation of marijuana after Newman police say they found more than a dozen mature marijuana plants growing in his back yard.
The incident began when Krause was stopped on the 1500 block of N Street for a vehicle code violation. He was driving without a license. During a search of Krause's vehicle, police found bags of marijuana packaged for sale.