BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A traffic stop on Wednesday, Aug. 2 ended with the arrest of Jaron Davis, 23, of Baton Rouge. The stop happened around 9:50 p.m. on North Ardenwood Drive after a detective saw a vehicle traveling with no headlights on and an expired tag.
While walking towards the vehicle, the detective could smell marijuana, according to Baton Rouge police. Davis was the driver of the vehicle and he did not have a license. The detective saw tobacco cigar guts and marijuana residue in the vehicle.
Davis said there was a weapon in the vehicle. The Baton Rouge man also told officers he smoked marijuana earlier in the day. A search of the vehicle was conducted by detectives. A 9mm handgun and a bookbag containing promethazine, marijuana, box of sandwich bags and digital scale was found.
Detectives also found $4,350 and a metal tray. The tray allegedly contained marijuana and marijuana residue. Further investigation led detectives to find out that Davis “had a suspended driver’s license, no inspection sticker and the vehicle was not properly registered,” according to the affidavit.
After his arrest, Davis was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Thursday, Aug. 3. The Baton Rouge man was charged with sale, distribution, or possession of legend drug, vehicle license required, registration certificates, MVI expired, possession with intent to distribute schedule I, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal carrying of weapons with CDS, operating vehicle with suspended license and headlights required.
Davis remains behind bars on $8,500 bond.