Man arrested in Central Texas after claiming pot was tea

ROSS, Texas (AP) - A man has been arrested in Central Texas after claiming high-grade marijuana found in his car was tea.

The Waco Tribune-Herald reports that McLennan County Sheriff's Office deputies pulled over 27-year-old Guanyu Chen about 9 p.m. Sunday.

Upon searching the vehicle, a deputy found four vacuum-sealed bags and $1,400 in cash.

Sheriff Parnell McNamara says Chen told officials that the bags contained tea.

A sheriff's K9 indicated that the bags contained drugs.

Chen has been charged with possession of marijuana and is being held in McLennan County Jail.

A $10,000 bond has been set.

It was not immediately clear whether Chen had a lawyer.

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