A Rocky Mount preacher was arrested Friday for possession of marijuana.
The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office pulled over 49-year-old Michael Thompson in Enfield, N.C. after his vehicle crossed the center line.
According to a press release, when Deputy Dreher Bozard approached the car, he smelled marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. When asked about the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, Thompson handed the deputy a brown bag containing 23 grams of marijuana and some cigars.
Thompson told Deputy Bozard that he buys marijuana every two months to smoke and not to sell, according to the press release.
Thompson has been charged with possession of more than half an ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.