Two men are facing charges after police found two pounds of high-grade marijuana, with a street value of about $3,000, during a routine traffic stop in Bastrop.
On Wednesday, June 6 police from the Morehouse Sheriff's Department observed a red Toyota with a North Carolina license plate fail to signal at the intersection of Harrington Street and North Marable Street and initiated a traffic stop. When officers approached the vehicle they could smell the odor of marijuana.
The two males, driver Rontavious Rabun and passenger Carlos McKinney, were asked to exit the vehicle. While patting down the two, officers located a loaded silver .32 caliber revolver in Rabun's right pocket. Police then searched the vehicle and found three large plastic bags of marijuana in plain view on the back seat, weighing approximately 895 grams.
Rabun and McKinney were both read their rights, handcuffed and booked into the Morehouse Parish Jail. Rabun, 26, was charged with possession of Schedule I with intent to distribute, illegal possession of a firearm and possession with a firearm while in control of a controlled dangerous substance. McKinney, 34, was charged with possession of Schedule I with intent to distribute.