A traffic stop by a Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy early Saturday morning resulted in the arrest of a man on drug charges.
Shannon Robinson, 25, allegedly had a suspected Ecstasy pill in his pocket, and a small amount of suspected marijuana on the floorboard of his vehicle, Tri-County Drug Task Force Sgt. Andy Hoots said in a probable cause affidavit.
Deputy Rick Conyers was patrolling Highway 270 when he stopped a vehicle driven by Robinson because Robinson allegedly failed to dim his headlights, and there was no light for the vehicle license plate.
Hoots said Conyers knew Robinson and knew he had a suspended driver’s license, and arrested him on that charge.
The suspected drugs were found during a search of Robinson for officer safety, Hoots said.
Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $5,000 bond for Robinson after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with possession of a controlled substance.