San Antonio Man Reportedly Tried to Hide Weed in Bag of Cheetos


  • Bexar County Sheriff's Office
A San Antonio man was arrested earlier this month after being discovered with more than 100 grams of marijuana in his possession.

His mistake? He tried to hide the weed in a bag of Cheetos.

According to a News 4 San Antonio report, police pulled over Carmelo Deleon on North Zarzamora Street after he ran a red light. An officer reportedly smelled the goods while talking to the 33-year-old suspect.

When the cop asked Deleon if he had any grass in the car, the suspect said yes and admitted that it was in a bag of Cheetos in the passenger seat.

The officer then found a clear plastic bag containing 114.8 grams of pot hidden inside the chip bag. The lesson here is to invest in a stash jar and not try to mask the smell of your pot with cheesy snack foods.

Deleon has since been charged with possession of marijuana.

Stay on top of San Antonio news and views. Sign up for our Weekly Headlines Newsletter.

San Antonio Current works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of San Antonio and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep San Antonio's true free press free.