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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

February 14, 2014

DTL staff

Two West Point men were arrested Wednesday evening after a traffic stop conducted by a West Point Police Department (WPPD) patrol officer on Broad Street turned into a drug arrest.

According to a police report provided by the WPPD, a vehicle with a “blown headlight” was spotted driving north on Broad Street by a WPPD patrol unit. The officer turned on the patrol car’s emergency lights and proceeded to conduct a routine traffic stop.

Per the report, the vehicle came to a stop in a Texaco parking lot located at the intersection of Highway 45 Alt. and Highway 50. Two individuals — the driver and a passenger — exited the vehicle “quickly” and proceeded to shut both car doors. The officer told the two individuals to get back in the vehicle, but they were allegedly noncompliant.

The driver, Deloncey Lucas, told the officer the car was locked. The passenger was West Point resident Dezmond Warren.

According to the report, the officer informed Lucas that the vehicle’s headlight was not active.

While talking to Lucas, per the report, the officer could “smell the odor of marijuana” on him, and also noticed “marijuana residue on the front-right side of his pants.” The scent of marijuana was also allegedly present in the vehicle, as the driver-side window was rolled down.

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