1 gallon bag of marijuana found during vehicle search in Reno Co.

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A Reno County Sheriff’s deputy made quite the discovery when he stopped to help a driver with a flat tire on Saturday.

According to the Reno County Sheriff’s Department, deputy Eric DeLaCruz stopped to help a stranded motorist on US Highway 50 and Dean Road. 

The driver, JT Lewis Rowe, from Culhaun, Colorado, said he had a flat tire and was waiting for help. A woman and two children were also in the car with Rowe. During their conversation, the deputy said he smelled a marijuana odor coming from the passenger side of the car. 

DeLaCruz searched the car and found a one gallon bag of marijuana, along with a glass pipe with marijuana residue. 

The sheriff”s department said the marijuana weighed 91.34 grams. 

Rowe was arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of a protection order. 

According to the sheriff’s department, deputy DeLaCruz had the woman and two kids who were with Rowe taken to a nearby restaurant where he then paid for their meals.  

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