BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A traffic stop on Tuesday, Oct. 10 ended with the arrest of a Darrow man.

An East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office deputy conducted the stop around 1:50 p.m. at a Jack in the Box in the 11000 block of Airline Highway after a vehicle was seen drifting out of a lane, according to arrest documents.

While walking toward the vehicle, the responding deputy “detected the odor of marijuana emitting from inside,” according to the affidavit. The deputy reportedly saw a container, piece of marijuana, THC gummy packages and a prescription pill bottle inside the vehicle.

An investigation followed including a search of the vehicle and these items were seized during the search.

  • 40 Alprazolam 2 mg prescription pills
  • 28 Adderall XR prescription pills
  • 5 THC gummy packages
  • 11 THC vape cartridges
  • 142. grams of raw marijuana
  • Two glass containers with 1 ounce of THC wax
  • digital scale
  • 1 open box of plastic zip seal bags
  • EP Armory AR-15 style pistol without a serial number on it

Bryan Hammond Jr., 27, of Darrow was arrested.

The deputy confirmed that the suspect was driving with a suspended license. Further investigation found that Hammond had been arrested before on distribution of marijuana among other charges. He also pled guilty in 2019 to illegal carry of weapons and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Arrest documents said Hammond said he did not have a prescription for the pills that were seized during the investigation and that the gun was built by him and his brother.

After his arrest, Hammond was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Tuesday, Oct. 10. He was charged with possession with the intent to distribute a schedule I drug, possession with the intent to distribute a schedule II drug, possession with the intent to distribute a schedule IV drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm with a controlled dangerous substance and suspended driver’s license.

The Darrow man remains behind bars on $30,000 bond.