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Paris police officers made apparently unrelated narcotics arrests Thursday afternoon after finding synthetic marijuana and other prohibited drugs on two individuals, police spokesman Curtis Garrett said.
Taken into custody were Bradley Cornelius Frazier, 28, of Detroit and Rodney Skyler Allen, 17, of Paris.
Frazier was arrested after police stopped a vehicle about 12:15 p.m. in the 500 block of East Grove Street for a vehicle registration violation, Garrett said. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that Frazier was in possession of cocaine.
During an inventory of Frazier’s vehicle, officers located a medicine bottle that contained crack cocaine, numerous baggies of marijuana, packages of synthetic marijuana and empty baggies used in the packaging and sale of narcotics.
Because of the amount of narcotics found, Frazier was charged with two counts of manufacturing or delivering a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and expired motor vehicle registration.
Bond was set at $30,000 for manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance and $3,000 for possession of a controlled substance (more than 3 grams but less than 28 grams).
Allen was arrested shortly before 2 p.m., Garrett said, as a result of a call to an apartment in the 800 block of Lamar Avenue.
Officers were told Allen had been smoking synthetic marijuana at an apartment but had left before officers arrived.
Officers located Allen three or four blocks away at his residence in the 700 block of East Price Street, Garrett said.
When police asked Allen if he had any synthetic marijuana in his possession, he removed five packages from his pocket.
Officers subsequently located numerous pills in his pocket, resulting in a charge of one count of misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance.
By Charles Richards, eParisExtra