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Baton Rouge men charged after pounds of marijuana found during traffic stop

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Three Baton Rouge men were arrested after a traffic stop on Friday, April 19.



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The stop was initiated by the Baton Rouge Police Department and took place around 11:45 p.m. in the 3100 block of Bartlett Street.


Jerome Walker Jr., 24, was charged with illegal carrying of weapons with controlled dangerous substance and possession with the intent to distribute Schedule I (marijuana).


Trazadreon Gaines IV, 22, was charged with illegal carrying of weapons with controlled dangerous substance and possession with the intent to distribute Schedule I (marijuana).


Ronald Williams, 22, was charged with possession with the intent to distribute Schedule I (marijuana).


BRPD officers initiated the stop after seeing a vehicle driven by Walker without its headlights on. Gaines and Williams were passengers in the vehicle.


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All three men “were detained due to the odor of marijuana in the vehicle as well as a firearm that was in the vehicle under the driver’s seat,” according to the affidavit.


Officers were told there was another gun in the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, officers found baggies of marijuana in the trunk and glove box.


BRPD said officers seized 14 pounds of marijuana, a semiautomatic pistol, a rifle and cash.

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