Marijuana worth thousands of dollars seized during Kyle traffic stop

Over a pound of marijuana, which has a street value of roughly $5,000, was seized by Hays County Pct. 2 Constables during what was thought to be a routine Jan. 25 traffic stop.

Jesus Castillo III, 17, of Kyle, was booked into the Hays County Jail Jan. 25 on possession of marijuana under five pounds, which is a state jail felony. Castillo was released Jan. 27 on $5,000 bond.

According to a press release, members of the Hays County Pct. 2 Constable Office’s Criminal Interdiction Unit were on evening patrol and conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 35 near Yarrington Road overpass.

While approaching the vehicle, Hays County Pct. 2 Deputy Constable Joel Martin “immediately detected” an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

Martin executed a probable cause search of the vehicle and the driver, later identified as Castillo, and found over a pound of marijuana in the vehicle.

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