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Traffic stop leads to Woodville arrest

by Emily Waldrep

A Tyler County Sheriff's deputy, along with a Woodville Police officer, were traveling south on South Magnolia on March 30 when they saw a beige truck, traveling southbound, turn without signaling. The deputy followed the truck onto Albert drive and initiated a traffic stop.
The driver was identified as Christopher Montoya, age 19, of Woodville. He was trying to hide something on his person.

"Due to the area being known for drug use and sales and the suspicious behavior of the vehicle, officers detained Montoya for a narcotics investigation at that time," said Chief Deputy Phil Ryan.
Montoya gave officers consent to search the vehicle and a shoe box containing marijuana seeds and particles was found in the back of the truck.

Montoya was placed under arrest at that time and told deputies that he had no other illegal substances, but additional marijuana was found stuffed in his pants.

Montoya was charged with Possession of Marijuana.