Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest for Possession of Marijuana

A traffic stop led to the arrest of one individual for possession of illegal drugs.

On Monday morning, February 9th, around 6:45 a.m., WFPD Patrol Officer Lemond stopped a silver Ford Taurus in the 1700 block of 9th Street for no headlights.

Officer Lemond identified the driver as 46-year-old James Edward Otis. While speaking to Otis, Officer Lemond could smell a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle.

The vehicle was searched and Otis was found to be in possession of a felony amount of marijuana, prescription medication and $2318.00 in US Currency. Over half of the marijuana was packaged for resale.

Otis was arrested for Possession of Marijuana over 4 ounces under 5 pounds and Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3. The currency and vehicle were taken for seizure.