BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Last week, a deputy with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office found reasons to stop a 2011 Mercedes Benz SUV at Creek Hollow Ct. and Hagerstown Dr.

The affidavit states that the SUV driven by Colby Howell, 18, of Baton Rouge, had covered tail lamps and a modified exhaust.

A traffic stop was initiated and the deputy made contact with Howell.

The deputy “observed a bag, which was labeled as THC gummies and also detected the odor of raw marijuana emitting from the vehicle,” according to the affidavit.

The affidavit states that Howell never provided a prescription for the marijuana.

A search of the vehicle driven by Howell uncovered the items listed below:

  • Black canister possibly containing three magic mushrooms
  • 3 THC vape cartridges
  • 1 grinder and multiple plastic bags
  • 1 glass smoking pipe with marijuana residue inside it
  • Vape cartridges in boxes
  • 1 plastic bag containing THC gummies

Howell confessed to being the owner of the marijuana.

The Baton Rouge man said the mushrooms “belonged to a friend.”

Further investigation found that Howell was engaging in the “sale of THC vape cartridges.”

The 18-year-old was arrested and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Tuesday, November 22.

Howell was charged with the crimes listed below:

  • Req Tail Lamps
  • Modified Exhaust
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Possession\Distribution Manufacturing Schedule I
  • Possession Schedule I
  • Possession of Marijuana

The Baton Rouge man was released from prison one day after his arrest.