Posted by Ellen Krafve - email
Released by Chief Deputy, Scott Seatrain with the Titus County Sheriff's Office:
COOKVILLE, TX - A 50-year-old Cookville man was arrested Sunday, and charged with felony possession of marijuana after Titus County sheriff deputies executed a search warrant at his residence at 767 County Road 3155.
"Deputies received a tip that suspected potted marijuana plants could be seen in plain view on top of a vehicle and on top of a tin shed on the property," said Captain John Livingston, head of the Titus County Sheriff's Office, Criminal Investigation Division.
Livingston presented an affidavit for a search warrant to Titus County Justice of the Peace Kay McNutt who issued a search warrant for the residence at 767 County Road 3155. T.C.S.O. sheriff deputies executed the warrant and seized the suspect marijuana plants, without incident.
Captain Livingston said the suspect had apparently placed the suspected marijuana outside in the bright sunshine to facilitate its growth. Livingston added that the suspected marijuana could be seen in plain view by deputies, from the county road.
Tommy Milton Little was arrested by T.C.S.O. deputies and booked into the Titus County jail for possession of marijuana over 4 ounces but less than five pounds, a state jail felony.
Conviction of a state jail felony is punishable by imprisonment in a state jail for a term of not less than 180 days, nor more than two years, and or a fine not to exceed $10,000.00.