Traffic stop led to 2 arrests
Published 4:03 am Wednesday, August 23, 2017
A Franklinton man and a man from Tylertown, Miss., man were arrested for drug charges and other charges on Monday, after a routine traffic stop.
Maj. Percy Knight, the public information officer for the Bogalusa Police Department, said that a patrolling BPD officer observed a vehicle leaving the Dollar General parking lot on Avenue F with the passenger not wearing his seat belt.
Officers conducted a traffic stop on Marshall Richardson Road, Knight said.
“The officers made contact with the passenger, identified as Emmitt Warren, 32, of Tylertown,” Knight said. “Officers observed in plain view a syringe and a spoon on the passenger floorboard. As Warren exited the vehicle, officers observed his pants bulging in the leg area. Warren had concealed stolen items in his pants that he had just shoplifted from the Dollar General. Warren also was wanted by the Franklinton Police Department for failure to appear in court.
“The driver, identified as Darnell Brock, 27, of Franklinton, was searched and a metal container was located in his sock that contained crack cocaine. Another metal container was located in Brock’s pants that contained a small baggie of heroin and Clonazepam pills. Brock also didn’t have a driver’s license.
“Officers searched the interior of the vehicle and located Xanax pills and crystal meth inside of a cigarette pack.”
Warren was arrested and booked on the charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, theft of goods, safety belt use and for being a fugitive from an outside agency. Brock was arrested and booked on the charges of possession of cocaine, possession of heroin, possession of methamphetamine, two counts of possession of Schedule IV narcotics and emanation of excessive sound or noise (illegal PA speaker).