Eighteen-year-old Jose Lewis was arrested when he took ownership of 12 bags of marijuana that was located in his vehicle Tuesday.

Jim Wells County Narcotic Investigators conducted an investigation on the 1300 block of Luera Street. When they arrived at the home they received consent to search the residence, but no narcotics were discovered.

When investigators searched Lewis' vehicle on the property they observed a small safe. The safe had a strong odor of marijuana emitting from it, according to investigators.

Investigators opened the safe to find marijuana and approximately 17 Xanax pills. The marijuana had a total weight of 1.8 ounces.

Lewis was transported to the JWC jail. He charged with possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance.