By Jessie Williams
A Lafayette man was arrested on multiple drug charges following a traffic stop on Highway 10.
According to the report filed by Deputy Logan Swindle, of the Macon County Sheriff’s Department, he was on patrol on December 23, 20202, around 8:30 p.m., when he got behind a silver Acura.
After the running the vehicle’s tag, he learned it actually belonged to a blue, Chevy pickup truck.
Deputy Swindle proceeded to pull the vehicle over on Highway 10 North and spoke with the driver - identified as Brandon Lee Roark, of Lafayette.
During the interview, Mr. Roark did hand over a small container of marijuana, at which time Deputy Swindle observed a larger bag, of what appeared to be marijuana, inside the vehicle.
Mr. Roark was detained and a search of the vehicle was conducted at that time.
Found during the search were digital scales, rolling papers, THC wax, brass knuckles, and other paraphernalia.
A total of approximately 4.5 ounces of marijuana was seized.
Roark was taken into custody and brought to the Macon County Jail for booking on charges of manufacturing of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, weapon: prohibited, driving without a license, driving an unregistered vehicle and financial responsibility violation.
His bond was set at $4,500.
Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons says his office is continuing to work to keep drugs off the streets and asks that anyone with information regarding criminal drug activity to contact his office at 615-666-3325. Callers can choose to remain anonymous.