A traffic stop by Brenham Police turns into a drug arrest.
Thursday afternoon Cpl. Tommy Kurie pulled over a truck for speeding on Highway 290 East.
As he he approached the vehicle he says he could smell the strong odor of marijuana.
The driver said his girlfriend smoked and that’s why his truck smelled.
Kurie searched the vehicle and found a bag containing just under 15 ounces of marijuana, with street value of approximately $6,000.
Arrested was 21-year old Christopher Lee Bertalotto of Cypress.
He is charged with Possession of Marijuana, between 4 oz and 5 pounds, a state jail felony.