A seatbelt violation led to the arrest of two men who Webster Parish authorities say had a large amount of synthetic marijuana on them.
Webster Parish Sheriff’s Deputies Bobby Igo III and Joel Thomas conducted a traffic stop on Bayou Street Thursday, April 21, when the driver of the vehicle did not appear to be wearing his seatbelt.
Upon contact with the driver, identified as Quardrick L. Clark, 34, of the 1400 block of Bayou Avenue, told Thomas he did not have his driver’s license. According to reports, Igo III was standing on the passenger side of the vehicle
reviewing the passenger’s identification.
The passenger was identified as Bobby J. Crow, 55, of the 700 block of West Street.
While questioning Clark, Thomas observed what appeared to be tobacco shavings inside the vehicle. Deputies say Clark told him Crow rolled his own cigarettes.
At that time, the two were asked to exit the vehicle, and Clark was asked for consent to search. He refused, deputies said. As Crow was exiting the vehicle, he reportedly told the deputies he had something in his pocket, and what appeared to be a partially smoked synthetic marijuana cigarette was seen in the passenger seat.
In Crow’s pocket was a large bag of suspected synthetic marijuana, deputies said. Crow reportedly told the deputies the bag belonged to him. A search of the vehicle revealed another large bag of suspected synthetic marijuana between the driver’s seat and the center console.
A background check revealed this is Clark’s fifth arrest on Schedule I charges and was also driving under suspension.
Clark was charged with no seatbelt, possession of Schedule I CDS (synthetic marijuana, fifth offense), and driving under suspension. Bond has not yet been set.
Crow was charged with possession of Schedule I CDS (synthetic marijuana). Bond was set at $1,000.
Both were transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.