Traffic stop in Paris leads to arrests of 3 on marijuana charges

Chelsee Cheyenne Ford

Chelsee Cheyenne Ford

Nico Dewayne Williams

Nico Dewayne Williams

A traffic stop Tuesday afternoon in the 1700 block of Clarksville Street in Paris led to the arrest of two people on charges of felony possession of marijuana.

Paris police officers pulled over a vehicle after observing the occupants involved in a disturbance, police department spokesman Curtis Garrett said..

“During the investigation, officers could smell the odor of marijuana emitting from the inside of the vehicle. Officers were advised that there was marijuana under the passenger seat of the vehicle,” Garrett said.

Officers found a “brick” of marijuana underneath the passenger seat, Garrett said.

Chelsee Cheyenne Ford, 23, and Nico Dewayne Williams, 25, were taken into custody on charges of possession of more than 4 ounces but less than 5 pounds, which is a felony.

Also arrested in the vehicle was Jason Lamont Mayes, 29, who was charged with possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor.

According to Lamar County Jail records, Ford’s residence was the 300 block of NE 34th St. in Paris; Williams’ residence was in the 100 block of Arms Circle in Roxton; and Mayes’ residence was in the 1700 block of Hubbard Street in Paris.

Garrett said Paris police officers responded to 126 calls on Tuesday, resulting in the arrests of 15 individuals.

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.