CALEDONIA — The Racine County Sheriff’s Office confiscated more than a pound of marijuana after a traffic stop Monday on the Interstate 94 frontage road.
At 5:34 p.m., a Racine County Sheriff deputy stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation at Highway G and the east frontage road, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.
As a deputy approached the vehicle, the deputy reported an “overwhelming odor of fresh marijuana” coming from the vehicle. Additional deputies also responded to the scene to assist.
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The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, 20-year-old Jose Partida of Racine, allegedly refused to exit his vehicle and had to be forcefully removed.
Inside a black plastic shopping bag behind the rear seat, deputies reported finding a vacuum-sealed bag containing marijuana buds weighing 460.2 grams, which is slightly more than 1 pound.
As of Tuesday, Partida remained at the County Jail. Charges of obstruction and possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver have been referred to the Racine County District Attorney’s Office.