Update: $300 worth of marijuana seized at Wilson Homes after man pulled over for tinted windows

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comMarch 21, 2013 

Update (Thursday, 11:08 a.m.):

A man charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute faced charges of possession near a housing district during a 9 a.m. Recorder's Court hearing.

Robert Morse, 18, who was arrested Wednesday at about 9:30 a.m. at Wilson Homes near Luther Place, was found in possession of marijuana after police pulled him over for excessive window tint.

During the hearing, Columbus Police Department Officer William Lowry told Judge Michael Cielinski that Morse told him he didn't have his license on him after he was pulled over. A search revealed that Morse's license had been suspended.

While speaking with Morse, Lowry smelled marijuana coming from the car. After Lowry put Morse into custody he searched the vehicle, and found 5.3 grams of marijuana inside a black book bag in the front passenger seat. A further search of the car revealed an additional 28 grams packaged in two different bags. The marijuana was estimated to be worth $333.

Morse was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana near a housing district. His bond was set at $9,950.

Original story:

A man was arrested and charged with marijuana possession Wednesday morning after an officer pulled him over for excessive window tint, according to a Columbus Police Department report.

Robert Morse, 18, was arrested at about 9:30 a.m. near the intersection of Eighth Avenue and Luther Place. The amount of marijuana found in his possession was undisclosed.

Morse was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He was taken to Muscogee County Jail.

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