Sometimes a routine traffic stop leads to a bigger situation.
Sheriff's deputies and police officers are trained to treat every traffic stop, no matter the severity of the stop, with the possibility of things to either get out of hand or lead to something bigger.
That escalation took place on Wednesday when, according to Ford County Sheriff Bill Carr, a routine traffic stop led to a double arrest with large quantities of marijuana, some methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia was found.
"On November 22, 2017, at approximately 2:12 a.m., deputies with the Ford County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near Ford, Kansas, after observing traffic violations," Carr said in a press release. "As a result of the stop deputies located a large quantity of marijuana, some methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
"Both driver and passenger were arrested and transported to the Ford County Detention Center."
According to Carr, Gregory Charles Laufer and Ronee Dee Mullin were the two arrested.
Laufer has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine and driving while suspended.
Mullin has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
The case has been submitted to the Ford County Attorney for prosecution.
According to state law, depending on the amount of narcotics possession will determine the severity level of felony marijuana possession with intent to distribute.
The exact amounts regarding the quantities of the drugs that were in possession by Laufer and Mullin were not made known by Carr.
The Ford County Attorney's Office was closed for the Thanksgiving holiday and could not be reached for comment on Friday.
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