Steven Cox used to be a jailer for Galveston County, but left that job for the greener pastures of working for a Dollar General store.
He's back in the jail business now, but on the other side of the bars. He was arrested for possession of 30 pounds of marijuana in a case where it sounds like he almost got away with nothing but a traffic ticket.
Cox was driving his 2012 Toyota on U.S. 59 near Cleveland last night when a member of the Montgomery County Precinct 4 constable's office noted him weaving and unable to stay in the lane, the Montgomery County Police Reporter says.
"Deputy [Kevin] Cooke determined he was not impaired but apparently distracted with setting a GPS he had on the seat," the MCPR said.
"As Deputy Cooke was issuing a citation Cox became very nervous," the report continues. "He refused consent to search his vehicle. Cooke then deployed his K-9 and as the dog walked around the car the dog jumped through the drivers window and into the back seat attempting to get into the trunk behind the seat."
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The dog found two suitcases containing 30 pounds of marijuana. Cox had told the deputy he was headed to Chicago to meet a buddy who'd just graduated from the Great Lakes Naval Academy.
That graduation celebration will be a little less celebratory, it seems.