A routine Carter County Sheriff’s Department traffic stop Tuesday night led to the detection of the  odor of marijuana seeping from the bed of an Ardmore man’s pickup and segued into an attempt to flee the scene. But the effort to outdrive lawmen ended minutes later in a southwest side driveway and the arrest of Mario Hain on multiple charges.
According to CCSD reports, the traffic stop occurred at 9:15 p.m. near the intersection of Carter Street and U.S. Highway 70. Hain drove off as deputies were attempting to interview him and a pursuit followed ending a short time later in a residential driveway on Pettit Street.
Ardmore Police Department K-9 Officer Dylan Davis and his dog assisted at the scene. The dog alerted on several plastic bags filled with marijuana, which were found concealed inside food containers. In addition a bag containing scales and more plastic bags, more than $500 cash, a gun and ammunition were confiscated.
Hain was booked into the Carter County Detention Center and subsequently charged in Carter County District Court with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm in commission of a felony. The 36-year-old local man made an initial appearance in district court Wednesday afternoon. Bond was set at $25,000 and a case conference set for July 13.