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