Paris police arrest 2 men for synthetic marijuana, other drugs

Bradley Cornelius Frazier

Bradley Cornelius Frazier

Rodney Skyler Allen

Rodney Skyler Allen

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


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Charles Richards Charles Richards moved to Paris in 2004 after retiring from a 40-year career in journalism – the last 26 years as a news writer and sports writer with The Associated Press in Dallas and Washington, D.C. In mid-2004, The Paris News coaxed him out of retirement, and he began covering the police, court and regional beat for The Paris News. Then in early 2005, he was switched to coverage of a sharply divided Paris City Council. He was appointed by the City Council in 2006 to the 12-member City Charter Review Commission, which extensively rewrote the outmoded document. His writing awards include two first-place awards in statewide competition for feature writing. The most recent was his 2005 story on a Paris doctor’s startling use of leeches in a successful attempt to re-attach a man’s severed ear. Over his career, Richards’ interview subjects include Alabama Gov. George Wallace, President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, David Koresh, Arnold Palmer, Muhammad Ali and numerous other political and sports figures. He is an alumnus of Texas Tech, where he was editor of the school newspaper. He lives in Paris with his wife, Barbara, who is retired after 30 years as a teacher and high school counselor.