Two arrested on drug charges after routine traffic stop
POSTED: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 2:00pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 2:04pm
Crowley, La — A traffic stop for a burnt tail light led to the arrest of two Crowley men on narcotics charges.
The incident occurred at 11:39 p.m. on May 6.
An officer on patrol saw the burnt light and proceeded to make a traffic stop on the vehicle. As the officer engaged his emergency lights and siren, the vehicle fled from the officer. With the assistance of other officers, the vehicle was stopped after a short pursuit.
“The officers immediately took both the driver and the passenger into custody for officer safety” stated Chief KP Gibson. “As the officers detained the occupants, the strong smell of what officers believed to be marijuana was observed”.
After placing the driver under arrest, a search was completed on the vehicle, where over 14 ounces of marijuana, small plastic bags and a scale were recovered. In addition, the passenger of the vehicle also had marijuana on him.
“The 14 ounces of Marijuana along with the scale and plastic bags were located in the immediate control of both persons occupying the vehicle, thus both were charged with the narcotics violation” stated Chief Gibson.
Orlando Lewis, 22, was charged with PWITD Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Monies Derived from Drug Proceeds and Resisting by Flight. He was also cited for the burnt tail ight.
The passenger, Tromone Davis, 20, was charged with PWITD Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Monies Derived from Drug Proceeds.
Both men were booked into the Acadia Parish Jail.