A Kingsville man was arrested Monday on multiple charges after he was allegedly found in possession of marijuana, along with THC oil and wax, following a minor traffic accident.

According to a press release from the Kingsville Police Department, officers responded to a minor accident in the 1200 block of East Caesar Avenue at 2:40 p.m. Monday. While speaking with one of the drivers, 32-year-old Anthony Joseph Boccardi of Kingsville, officers “smelled a strong odor of marijuana” coming from the interior of Boccardi’s Buick Verano.

A search of the vehicle revealed bags of marijuana, THC oil and THC wax. Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the main active ingredient in cannabis.

According to the release, Boccardi claimed the THC oil was legal “because it was CBC oil,” although it is not.

Boccardi was arrested for multiple charges, including Driving While License Invalid/Suspended with Previous Convictions (Class B misdemeanor); Possession of Marijuana 2-4 ounces (Class A misdemeanor); and Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 2, more than 400 grams (first degree felony).  He also received a citation for causing the accident.

There were no injuries in the traffic accident. 

Boccardi’s vehicle was impounded, and he was transported to the Kleberg County Jail.

Officials with the Kingsville PD said they wanted to remind the public that cannabidiol, or CBD, oil may have therapeutic and health benefits, but THC oil is still illegal in Texas.

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