BAKER, La. (BRPROUD) – A member of the Baker Police Department was patrolling early Tuesday morning when it began to follow a Ford F150.

The truck was driven by 66-year-old Michael Tate and registered in Mississippi.

At some point, the truck turned on Wimbish Dr. without using a turn signal.

This led to a traffic stop around 2:10 a.m.

A pat down of Tate was done by a different officer at the scene.

During the search, the officer thought he felt a glass pipe.

A search of Tate’s pocket uncovered these items:

  • Glass pipe
  • Syringe will needle attached

The affidavit states that 2.13 grams of marijuana was found in a separate pocket.

Tate admitted that the pipe had meth residue on it.

Both officers then searched the truck and found a Ruger LCR .357 Magnum handgun, Mossberg .22LR and at least 19 syringes.

Tate was arrested and eventually booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

The 66-year-old is facing these charges:

  • Turn Signal Required
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Possession of Schedule 2
  • Illegal Carrying of Weapons with CDS
  • Possession of Marijuana

At this time, no bond has been set for Michael Tate.