BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A traffic stop on Goodwood Boulevard ended with Derrick Keys, 40, of Baton Rouge being taken into custody.
A little before 11:40 p.m. on, Tuesday, Sept. 19, Keys was driving a white GMC Sierra. Troopers with the Louisiana State Police saw the vehicle cross the fog line more than once and that was the reason for the stop.
Keys told police he was on the way back from fishing and showed one of the troopers an ice chest that was in the tailgate. The trooper saw “a clear plastic bag containing a large amount of marijuana behind the ice chest,” according to the affidavit. The Baton Rouge man was then detained and a handgun was found in the vehicle. A further search of the vehicle uncovered a pill bottle “containing numerous types of medications,” according to the affidavit.
Another pill bottle that had “numerous pills” was found after it fell out of the suspect’s shorts. Keys also took more marijuana out of his shorts. A DNA swab was then taken from Keys.
He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Wednesday, Sept. 20, and charged with improper lane usage, possession with intent to distribute Schedule I, illegal carrying of a firearm in possession of CDS, possession with intent to distribute Schedule IV, possession of schedule II and possession of Schedule I.
The Baton Rouge man posted bond and was let out of jail on Thursday, Sept. 21.