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Traffic stop yields 2 lbs. of marijuana
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TRINITY — A 40-year-old Trinity man was free this week on an $8,000 bond after being charged with felony possession of marijuana. Craig Allen was arrested Tuesday night, July 16, by Trinity Police Chief Steve Jones following a traffic stop on East Pine Valley Drive. Two one-pound bags containing marijuana were seized during the arrest. According to Jones, he was on patrol about 9:15 p.m., filling in for another officer who had called in sick. Jones had driven north on Highway 19 when he spotted a southbound car swerving on the road. When the car turned east on East Pine Valley Road, Jones said he attempted to stop the vehicle by turning on his overhead lights. When the car failed to stop, Jones radioed he was in pursuit and turned on his siren. Moments after the siren began to sound, the car pulled over in front of Trinity Steel Fabricators. The police chief said he spotted some of the marijuana when he approached the driver's window. "I could see a white plastic grocery-type bag laying on the front passenger's floorboard. Part of the clear plastic bag containing the marijuana was sticking out," he said. In response to his pursuit call, Jones was soon joined at the scene by Trinity County Deputy Sheriff Justin Sikes. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, the officers found the two large one-pound bags of the drug.