Police find pot, pills during traffic stop

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Steele police officers arrested a Braggadocio resident on felony drug charges, following a recent traffic stop.

On February 19, Steele police officers Matt Fowler and Brian James conducted a traffic stop involving a 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe traveling on North Walnut Street.

According to the police report, the officers made contact with the driver, a 21-year-old male, of Braggadocio, and during the stop it was determined that the driver was under the influence of alcohol.

The individual was arrested and officers conducted a search of the suspect, which resulted in the discovery of a small plastic baggie containing marijuana, according to the report.

James and Fowler followed the search of the individual with a search of the vehicle. The report explained that the vehicle search revealed several pills and another plastic bag containing a large amount of marijuana.

The 21-year-old male was subsequently arrested and transported to the Steel Police Department where he was processed, according to the report.

The suspect received a summons to appear in Steele Municipal Court for Driving While Intoxicated and was transported to the Pemiscot County Jail to be held on Felony Drug Charges.

The report added that the suspect was later released from custody after posting a $50,000 bond.

According to the Pemiscot County Prosecutor's Office, charges have not yet been filed against the 21-year-old male, who has not been identified for that reason.

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