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Marine vet freed from Mexico prison, arrested this week on marijuana charges

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Photo: Dearborn County Sheriff, Indiana

The US Marine veteran that made headlines for being jailed after accidentally straying into Mexico has been jailed for a little under a month in Indiana after a small amount of marijuana was discovered in his truck.

27-year-old Andrew Tahmooressi was booked into the Dearborn County, Indiana jail on a charge of possessing less than 30 grams of marijuana.

According to the Marine Corps Times, court affidavits reveal that Tahmooressi’s truck alarm went off at a fairground, prompting officers to investigate. Upon arrival, they claim that they found Tahmooressi appeared disoriented, sitting in the truck with the engine running.

As the officer approached, Tahmooressi put his hands up and admitted he had a small bag of marijuana in his truck, which he had been smoking. In addition to the marijuana, a half-smoked joint and papers were found in the truck.

Tahmooressi pled guilty last Thursday to two misdemeanors, receiving a 2-day credit to his month-long sentence.

This is the second time the Marine veteran has been booked on charges here in the states. In 2015, Tahmooressi was arrested in Twin City, Georgia with carrying an open container of alcohol, drunk and reckless driving.

Tahmooressi is best known for being arrested at a Tijuana checkpoint in 2013 after driving over the border with firearms and ammunition. The two-tour Afghan war veteran claimed he never intended to drive across the border from San Diego in his truck loaded with all of his possessions, including three guns and 400 rounds of ammunition.

Tahmooressi sat in a Mexican jail for seven months until he was released with the help of politicians and former Marine and celebrity Montel Williams. He was honorably discharged in 2012.

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