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Burned-out headlight leads deputies to mushrooms, pound of pot, handgun, sword and more

Lee Thomas Smith was booked into the jail Friday night after deputies found several drugs and weapons in his car. (Courtesy: Ada County Sheriff's Office)

A burned-out headlight turned into a drug trafficking arrest Friday night.

The Ada County Sheriff's Office says deputies pulled Lee Thomas Smith, 27, of Utah, over around 8 p.m. Friday on Eagle Road near the east Taconic Drive intersection. Once deputies began talking to Smith, they smelled marijuana in the car and called in a K-9 deputy to sniff around the car.

The dog then indicated there were drugs in the car. After searching, the sheriff's office says more than a pound of marijuana was found in the car, but they also found a plastic bag of psilocybin mushrooms (known as shrooms), hash oil, unidentified pills, digital scales and a pipe, a loaded handgun, a sword, and more than $2,400 in cash.

Smith was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Deputies say other charges were filed as well.

Smith has a court appearance on Monday.

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