The driver, 49-year-old Michael Thompson, told the deputy he was a preacher at a Rocky Mount church. He also told the officer he buys pot every two months to smoke but not to sell.
During the stop, the deputy also said Thompson gave him a brown bag that had 23 grams of marijuana and some cigars in it.
Thompson was cited for possession of more than a half-ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. His court date is set for October 26, 2009.