Aransas Pass Police Seize Illegal Mushrooms During Traffic Stop

An Aransas Pass police officer arrested a 17-year old male after discovering seven grams of illegal mushrooms and paraphernalia in his vehicle while conducting a traffic stop Wednesday morning.

It was just after 1 a.m. when the police officer spotted a vehicle with defective equipment and initiated a traffic stop. When the driver noticed the police officer, he cut across lanes and turned into the Shamrock Inn parking lot.

The police officer noticed the smell of marijuana and alcohol coming from the vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle, he discovered seven grams of mushrooms, open alcohol containers and a marijuana pipe. The driver, identified as 17-year old Benjamin Lyles, was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.


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