Lake City man arrested for drug possession following traffic stop

By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness News
February 14, 2019

LAKE CITY, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Lake City Police Department has arrested a man after finding marijuana and methamphetamine in his car during a traffic stop.

LCPD says on Wednesday, a traffic stop was conducted on a black pickup truck that was towing a trailer without a tag and no operable lights.

Officials say once the stop was initiated, the driver of the vehicle, 22-year-old Stanley Frazier, exited the truck and locked the doors with the keys still inside. Authorities say Frazier began to approach the officers but was instructed to return to his vehicle.

Frazier explained that he had locked the door and didn't have a key. A pat search of Frazier was done after he was seen with a knife, which he relinquished to law enforcement.

Officers say as they approached the truck, there was a strong smell of marijuana, and they discovered there was a passenger in the vehicle. They told the passenger to unlock the doors several times, but the passenger did not comply.

Officials say as that interaction was happening, Frazier moved to the passenger side of the vehicle as if he were going to unlock the door but instead began to flee on foot. After a short foot chase, Frazier was caught and taken into custody.

Police say the passenger was removed from the vehicle, but stated that she was unaware of any activity Frazier was involved in and was only receiving a ride. No charges have been filed against the passenger.

LCPD says the smell of marijuana led to a probable cause search of the vehicle, where approximately 110 grams of pot in sandwich bags, 15 grams of methamphetamine packaged for sale, 6.4 pounds of synthetic cannabinoid, a loaded firearm, a scale and several baggies were found.

Frazier was on probation for the sale of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance in Lake City. LCPD says the stipulations of Frazier's probation included the revocation of his driver's license.

Frazier has been charged with trafficking of synthetic cannabinoid, trafficking in meth, possession of more than 20 grams of pot, possession with intent to sell pot, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest without violence, driving while license suspended or revoked and a warrant-less probation violation.

Officials say Frazier is not eligible for bond.

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