K-9 assists with marijuana seizure


What started as a routine stop on Friday, Feb. 3 for DPS Trooper Steve Brockman developed into an arrest and seizure of 35 pounds of marijuana and a 9mm handgun, according to police record.

The suspect, 29 year old, Jonathan Martin, of Waxahachie, was pulled over for a minor traffic violation on I-45 South near Leona. Due to the driver’s suspicious behavior and inconsistent responses, Sgt. Jonathan Lawrenz of the Madisonville Police Department along with K9, Jocko, were called to assist at the scene.

Upon further inspection of the vehicle, 35 pounds of marijuana and a handgun were discovered and subsequently seized. Martin was charged with felony possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of a firearm. He was transported to the Leon County Jail from the scene.