On Sunday, June 13, officers from the Marianna Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a 2005 Kia passenger vehicle driven by Richard Smith, Jr., age 17, for careless driving. The juvenile driver was found not to have a valid driver’s license.
During the course of the traffic stop 33.5 grams of marijuana was located inside of the vehicle. As a result Smith was placed under arrest and was later released to his guardian at the request of the Department of Juvenile Justice.
CHARGES: Possession of more than 20 grams of Cannabis, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, No Valid Drivers License