Marion man arrested on meth charge

A Marion man was busted with suspected methamphetamine during a traffic stop.

Demetre James Smith, 39, of the 200 block of Allen Street in Marion, was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 11, and charged with possession of Schedule II CDS (methamphetamine) and cited for a broken tail lamp. Bond was set at $5,150.

Police chief Steve Cropper says Smith was pulled over for a broken tail lamp around 1 a.m., and during the course of the traffic stop, his officers found a metal container on the ground beside the driver’s door.

“This stems from a traffic stop on Chandler Street,” he said. “Inside the container were two small bags of methamphetamine. Mr. Smith indicated to officers that the container and the contents were his and must have fallen out of his pocket when he stepped out of his vehicle.”
Smith was transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.



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