SAN ANGELO, Texas — The Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office seized nearly 300lbs of hydroponic marijuana during a traffic stop on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, according to a statement released this morning.
The suspect, Benjamin Tritsch, of Houston, was pulled over by a Tom Green County deputy “for a traffic violation in the area of North Grape Creek Road and U.S. Highway 87,” says the statement, “the deputy observed indicators of possible drug trafficking and requested a San Angelo Police Department Canine to assist.”
After the police canine alerted officers to the presence of drugs on Tritsch’s Ford F250, the officers began a search and discovered 197 vacuum-sealed packages of ‘hydroponic marijuana’ in the truck bed.
The Sheriff’s Office says the drugs carry a street value of “approximately $1,626,000.00”
Tritsch is charged with Felony Delivery of Marijuana greater than 50 pounds but less than 2,000 pounds . As of this writing, Tritsch is still in custody at the Tom Green County Jail with a bond of $75,000.