Two teenagers were arrested on drug charges in Clay County late last week.
According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy initiated a traffic stop for a speeding violation shortly after 8pm Friday. A deputy reportedly smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Upon further investigation, it was found that 18-year-old Jacob Ferguson of Pocahontas, and 18-year-old Jose Medel-Martinez of Laurens had been smoking marijuana while on their trip. A search of the vehicle turned up marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Medel-Martinez was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Marijuana, a serious misdemeanor…and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. Ferguson was charged with Driving While Revoked and Possession of a Controlled Substance Marijuana, both serious misdemeanors…and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Speeding, and Minor in Possession of Tobacco, all simple misdemeanors. They were both booked into the Clay County Jail without incident.