Concerned Oklahoma cop's traffic stop leads to pot bust 

You know when they pull you over and you have to fish around for your insurance verification? Well, it's a very bad idea to put it next to the bag of pot.

Just ask two guys pulled over in Garvin County recently.

According to a story in the Pauls Valley Daily Democrat, Garvin County Deputy Jeff Poteet said he was watching a rental car traveling northbound on Interstate 35 near the off-ramp to Paoli, and was disturbed to find that the driver was talking on his cell phone and "not devoting his attention to driving."

After, allegedly, one of those illegal lane changes, according to the story, Poteet pulled the car over to chat with the fellows inside. He did the perfunctory ask-for-the-insurance-verification request, and the driver was unable to provide such.

Poteet then asked for the rental car contract, which the driver was also unable to find, according to the newspaper, except that he didn't look in the glove compartment. The story reported that Poteet asked the driver if the contract just might happen to be in there.

"The driver opened the glove compartment, and a clear bag of green leafy substance that appeared to me through my experience and training to be marijuana started falling out," Poteet stated in an affidavit. "The driver pushed the bag back into the compartment and closed the door."

Party foul! Dudes, you are so busted!

But wait, that's not all. Poteet called the drug dogs out, and the canines responded in two places " the car's back passenger side and trunk.

When officers opened the trunk, according to the story, they found luggage containing a 5.5-pound block of marijuana. D'oh!

Taken into custody were Robert Fredrick Huggins, 41, of Dallas and Earl Charles Johnson Jr., 20, of Ponca City.

According to the story, the men were released from jail after posting bond for felony charges of possessing an illegal drug with the intent to distribute and failure to display a tax stamp.

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