Webster Parish narcotic agents used a traffic stop Tuesday as a tool to take a suspected drug dealer off the streets and bring a successful end to a lengthy investigation into his alleged illegal activities.
Kenyun Grigsby, a Pine Street resident, is being held at Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center on charges of possession of CDS Sch. I (marijuana) with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension and failure to wear a seat belt, Sheriff Gary Sexton said.
A member of the sheriff’s narcotic unit reportedly stopped Grigsby for a traffic violation on Sheppard Street a few minutes before 4 p.m. Tuesday. As he approached the vehicle, the agent noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the suspect’s vehicle, Sexton said.
“The officer asked Mr. Grigsby if he had anything illegal in the vehicle and was told there was marijuana inside,” Sexton said. “After receiving permission to search the vehicle, a small package of marijuana was found next to a set of scales and a roll of baggies in the passenger seat.”
A further search reportedly turned up approximately a half pound of marijuana under the passenger seat, Sexton said. Agents also reportedly seized $615 in cash found on the suspect.
“We were about to obtain warrants charging him with three additional counts of drug distribution,” Sexton said.
“Our agents had been investigating Mr. Grigsby over the past several months and had made undercover drug buys during the course of the investigation.”
Sexton said the additional three counts of distribution of CDS Sch. I (marijuana) will be added to Grigsby’s charges as soon as paperwork on the warrants is completed.