BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A traffic stop on I-12 West ended with the arrest of Devon Haymond, 20, of Gonzales.

The stop happened on Monday, Sept. 4 after a Louisiana State Police trooper saw a vehicle with a tail lamp out and an expired license plate. The vehicle came to a stop in a gas station parking lot after getting off at the S. Acadian Thruway exit. The responding trooper saw “the driver reaching over onto the passenger side of the vehicle,” according to the affidavit. The driver was asked to get out of the vehicle and the trooper then contacted Haymond.

The trooper could reportedly smell marijuana and saw backpacks in the backseat behind the passenger. Haymond was asked why he was reaching behind the passenger seat and he said that he was trying to get his registration, according to the affidavit.

The unidentified driver admitted to smoking pot in the vehicle and said they were on the way to drop off Haymond somewhere. A Baton Rouge police K-9 unit was called in to search the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was conducted which led to the seizure of these items including almost 36 grams of marijuana.

  • partially smoke marijuana blunt
  • suspected marijuana inside two plastic sandwich bags
  • Taurus G2S 9mm handgun

Haymond said a backpack that had marijuana and the handgun in it was his, according to the affidavit.

Haymond was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and charged with possession with intent to distribute schedule I (marijuana) and illegal carrying of weapons (with CDS). The Gonzales man was released on $2,500 bond.