Weed Gummies Land Houston Man in Jail

A Houston man spent the Fourth of July in jail on felony marijuana charges after Flatonia Police found THC-laced gummy candy in his car following a traffic stop.

Flatonia Police Chief Perry Kram reports that on July 4, at approximately 8:30 p.m., Officers Jose Mercado and Shawn Wilson initiated the traffic contact on North La Grange Street near the McDonald’s parking lot when a black Honda made an abrupt right turn across several lanes of traffic without indicating an intention to turn. 

Officers learned from Fayette County Dispatch that the driver, 29-year-old Karl Lockhart of Houston, also had an invalid license. 

“Upon contact with Lockhart, police immediately detected the strong odor of marijuana,” Kram said. 

Mercado and Wilson conducted a probable cause search, which revealed glass containers containing THC oil (tetrahydrocannabinol, the substance in cannabis that causes the plant’s euphoric effects), multiple baggies of marijuana, THC gummies shaped like Lego building blocks, along with a digital scale. 

“It should be noted that the THC gummies, which are also referred to as marijuana edibles, usually contain approximately 100 mgs of THC before being cut into eight separate pieces for street sale,” Kram said. “The dangers of these drugs can be far worse than traditional marijuana. In addition, perhaps because of the colorful packaging, these edible narcotics are working their way into schools. Even in states like Colorado, where marijuana is legal, the lack of specific regulations has caused public safety concerns.”  

Lockhart was placed in custody for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 2, a Second Degree Felony, and Delivery of Marijuana, a State Jail Felony. Officers transported Lockhart to the Dan R. Beck Justice Center without incident.  

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