Marine once jailed in Mexico busted in Dearborn Co. for weed

Marine once jailed in Mexico busted in Dearborn Co. for weed

DEARBORN COUNTY, IN (FOX19) - A former Marine who spent more than seven months in a Mexican jail was back in jail in Dearborn County, Indiana.

Andrew Tahmorressi was arrested in his truck at the Lawrenceburg Fairground around 4 a.m. on Thursday

Police said Tahmorressi's truck alarm was going off and he appeared to be disoriented. The affidavit said responding officers could smell a strong order of burnt marijuana coming from his truck.

Tahmooresi came to national fame when he was jailed by the Mexican government for carrying three weapons in his truck while crossing the Mexican border in 2014. It's been reported that he stayed there for 214 days.

He was freed once diplomatic pressure increased from former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson who pushed for his release. At the time, the former Marine said he made an innocent mistake when crossing the border. 
When police searched his vehicle, they found 'a clear plastic bag containing plant material,'" the affidavit reads. Police also found rolling paper.

Tahmooresi is 27-years-old and lives in Florida. It's not clear what he was doing in Indiana.

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