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Video released of former Waco ISD superintendent's arrest

Posted at 2:48 PM, Aug 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-26 19:04:59-04

Central Texas News Now has obtained video of the arrest of former Waco Independent School District superintendent Dr. Marcus Nelson.

According to the Robertson County Sheriff's Office, 46-year-old Marcus Nelson was arrested just before 11 p.m. on March 6 by a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper.

According to DPS, Nelson was pulled over because he was "camping" in the left lane when there were no other cars present, meaning he was in a passing lane with no cars to pass.

When he was pulled over, the trooper noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the car. After a vehicle search, marijuana was found.

Nelson was charged with possession of marijuana less than two ounces.

Two weeks after the arrest, Dr. Nelson resigned from his position. Dr. Nelson was selected as Waco ISD's superintendent in 2017.