On Friday, February 3, Lumberton Police were called in reference to a possible intoxicated driver. Officers responded to the Whataburger at 401 N. Main St. in Lumberton where they located the suspect along with a pit bull dog in a black four-door passenger car at the drive-thru. According to the report, when officers approached the vehicle, the driver rolled up the windows and locked the car doors. Police say the driver was ordered to exit the vehicle and he refused.
Officers reported smelling a strong odor of marijuana coming from the suspect’s vehicle. The driver continued to be non-compliant and refused to exit the vehicle, therefore, when other officers arrived, they knocked out the passenger side front window with a baton. The driver then came out of the vehicle on his own.
The suspect was identified as Cole Jesse Sinclair, 24 of Nederland. It is reported that he was patted down for weapons and officers found a pill bottle without a label that contained 11 individual bags of morphine totaling 44 tablets and one Viagra.
Officers took an inventory of the vehicle and located eight Xanax bars, baggies of marijuana, marijuana grinder, and scales used for weighing narcotics. According to the report, in total there were 16.28 grams of morphine, .9 grams of Viagra, 2.3 grams of Xanax and .4 ounces of marijuana found during the search.
The suspect was arrested for Manufacture or Delivery of Controlled Substance greater than four grams and less than 200 grams which is a First Degree Felony, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group Three less than 28 grams and is a Class A Misdemeanor, Possession of Marijuana less than 2 ounces and is a Class B Misdemeanor, and Possession of Dangerous Drug which is a Class A Misdemeanor.
Sinclair was arrested and transported to Hardin County Jail. Animal Control was contacted to take possession of the dog.