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By Christa Jennings
A disabled vehicle ultimately led to the arrest of a Selma man on a drug-related charge earlier this month.
According to Sheriff Michael Howell, on January 4 Deputy Scott was on patrol in the area of Ray community when he was dispatched to a call of a disabled motorist on County Road 135 in the Ray community.
Upon arriving at the scene, Scott pulled up and talked to the driver, 33-year-old Deandra Callens of Selma. Scott detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and asked Callens about it.
Callens proceeded to reach into his vehicle and pull something out. Howell said that Scott later determined it was a bag containing 6.9 grams of marijuana.
Callens was arrested on the charge of first-degree possession of marijuana. Howell said that it was elevated to a first degree charge because Callens has a prior conviction of marijuana possession.
His bond was set at $5,000, and he has since been released on bond to await trial.