BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Late on Tuesday night, members of the Baton Rouge Police Department initiated a traffic stop in the 200 block of E. Washington St.
One of the detectives made their way to the vehicle and spoke with the driver.
The driver was later identified as Tylon Cummings, 20, of Baton Rouge.
While interacting with the driver, the detective “smelled a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle to which he also observed in plain view a clear plastic vacuum bag containing marijuana sitting in plain view on the front passenger seat of the vehicle,” according to the affidavit.
The detective then questioned Cummings about the marijuana.
The affidavit states that the 20-year-old admitted to having marijuana in the vehicle and willingly gave the detective “a clear plastic baggie containing marijuana.”
The Baton Rouge man was taken into custody and a subsequent search uncovered marijuana and a digital scale.
The nature of the packaging led detectives to believe that Cummings might be dealing drugs.
When asked, the Baton Rouge man confessed to selling marijuana and being “arrested for Possession with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana through the sheriff’s office” in July of this year, according the affidavit.
Cummings was put behind bars in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Wednesday, August 31.
The 20-year-old remains behind bars on the charges listed below:
- Contributing To The Delinquency Of Juveniles
- Possession\Distribution Manufacturing Schedule I
The first charge listed above was tacked on due to Cummings allegedly “allowing juveniles to smoke marijuana in the back of the vehicle,” according to the affidavit.
Bond has been set for Tylon Cummings.