A Turlock man was arrested in Sonora after police say they discovered nearly a pound of marijuana in his vehicle, which had come to a stop after the driver ran over a curb near Sonora High School.
A witness called the Sonora Police Department last week reporting they had seen a driver cross over a double-solid line and nearly striking oncoming traffic. The vehicle eventually came to a stop near the school at 430 N. Washington St.
When officers contacted the driver, Kevin Davis, 19, of Turlock, they suspected he was under the influence of a controlled substance, according to Chief Mark Stinson. They say they also noticed a strong odor of pot coming from inside the vehicle.
When police searched the car, they found several mason jars containing 50 grams each and a large two gallon thermos which contained 205 grams of marijuana.
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Davis was taken into custody on suspicion of felony transporting and sales of marijuana, Stinson said. He was also arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor driving under the influence of a controlled substance.