A traffic stop by an Arkansas State Trooper on Wednesday night resulted in the arrest of two men on drug-related charges.
Trooper Dustin Thompson stopped a vehicle driven by Brandon Rogers, 22, after the vehicle allegedly ran a stop sign at 28th Avenue and Catalpa Street at 10:39 p.m.
A passenger in the vehicle, Cameron Haywood, 22, was arrested on an active warrant, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing Friday.
Thompson said in a probable cause affidavit that he saw an open container of alcohol beside Rogers, who initially gave him a false name. Rogers also allegedly told Thompson there was nothing illegal in the vehicle.
Kizer said that when Thompson searched the vehicle, he found a handgun under the driver’s seat, six clear plastic bags and a set of electronic scales between the driver’s and passenger’s seats and 1.4 ounces of suspected marijuana wrapped in newspaper.
He said Rogers has no pending charges or prior convictions but Haywood has pending charges of possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver and second offense third-degree domestic battery.
Because of those pending charges, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $50,000 bond for Haywood after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A $25,000 bond was set for Rogers on the same charges, as well as a charge of simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms.
Both Rogers and Haywood were told to come back to court July 26.