CENTRAL, La. (BRPROUD) – On Sunday, October 9, a member of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Dylan Parker, 21, of Pride.

The stop took place on Arleen Ave. around 12:30 a.m. and Justin Akins, 39, of Zachary, was a passenger in the vehicle.

An expired inspection sticker was seen on the 2006 Chevrolet Malibu and Parker’s eyes were bloodshot and “appeared dazed,” according to the affidavit.

The deputy could smell marijuana coming from the vehicle before the request for a traffic stop.

Akins was taken into custody after the deputy saw “a white powder substance in clear plastic on the floorboard of the driver seat,” according to the affidavit.

Akins allegedly tried to hide a bag of cocaine in his hand.

It was later determined that the bag contained .12 grams of cocaine.

A subsequent search of Justin Akins uncovered these items listed below:

  • 4.3 grams of marijuana
  • Hundreds of dollars

Parker would confess that the white “substance on the floorboard was powder cocaine,” according to the affidavit.

The amount of “white powder substance on the driver floorboard” came out to 0.81 grams.

The Zachary man was arrested and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Sunday, October 9.

The 39-year-old was charged with the crimes listed below:

  • Possession\Distribution Manufacturing Schedule I
  • Possession of Schedule II

Parker was also arrested and charged with the crimes listed below:

  • MVI REQUIRED/EXPIRED
  • Driver Must be Licensed
  • NO PROOF OF INS
  • Possession of Schedule II

No bond has been set for Justin Akins or Dylan Parker and both remain behind bars.