SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. -- State Police arrested two Kanawha County teens after finding about a pound of marijuana in their vehicle.
Sgt. L.G. O'Bryan was on patrol Friday night when he spotted a vehicle on Interstate 64 in South Charleston with "extremely illegal" window tint exiting onto MacCorkle Avenue.
O'Bryan pulled over the vehicle and approached the driver, identified as Jacob Thomas Lawrentz, 18, of Cross Lanes. The officer noticed that the inside of the vehicle smelled like marijuana, according to a complaint filed in Kanawha Magistrate Court.
Lawrentz told the trooper he had a bag of marijuana hidden near the driver's seat and about a pound of marijuana in a backpack in the back seat, troopers said.
O'Bryan had Lawrentz and his passenger, who was identified as Eric Scott Spaulding, 19, of Nitro, step out of the vehicle.
The officer searched the vehicle and recovered a bag containing three grams of marijuana from the driver's seat and the backpack containing about 453 grams, or just over a pound, from the back seat, the complaint said.
A search of Lawrentz revealed $920 in cash, police said. The window tint was found to be 14-percent light transparency, well below the legal 35-percent minimum.
Both were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and conspiracy.