BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A member of the Baton Rouge Police Department initiated a traffic stop in the early morning hours of Tuesday, September 6.
The traffic stop took place in the 15000 block of I-10 East around 12:10 a.m.
The stop was requested due to a traffic violation.
The driver, Jonic Arrington, 28, of Mississippi allegedly drove “in the gore of the interstate,” according to the affidavit.
The officer spoke with Arrington during the traffic stop and asked for the opportunity to look through his vehicle.
The Mississippi man said no and the officer put their narcotic detecting K9 into service.
The K9 “conducted a free air sniff that showed a positive alert to the presence of a narcotic odor,” according to the affidavit.
A subsequent search of the vehicle uncovered marijuana.
Arrington was arrested and charged with Possession\Distribution Manufacturing Schedule I and Fugitive.
The affidavit states that Arrington “had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.” That warrant was from Texas.
The 39-year-old was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Tuesday, September 6.
Bond has been set for Jonic Arrington.