According to Thompson, “The following day, Officer Longoria stopped a silver SUV on Interstate 27.” The driver, Reid Gustav Johnson, of Broomfield Colorado, was traveling from Colorado to Temple, TX. A roadside interview was conducted and probable cause was developed which lead to a vehicle search. “I observed what appeared to be marijuana stems lying in the arm rest of the driver’s door,” said Longoria, “So I deployed Mirko and we found high-grade marijuana in the vehicle.” Johnson was arrested for possession of marijuana and booked into the Swisher County Jail.
Less than one week later, Thompson said that Officer Longoria initiated a traffic stop on a red passenger vehicle, driven by Jeremiah Jackson of Tulia. Officer Longoria detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search of Jackson and the vehicle resulted in the discovery of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. According to Thompson, Jackson was arrested and booked in to the Swisher County jail.
(Press release by Tulia Police Department)