FAIRMONT — A traffic stop became a drug bust this weekend in Fairmont when police say they found hundreds of dollars worth of marijuana in the driver’s possession.
According to Chief Danny Parker, who heads Fairmont’s Department of Public Safety, Officer Derik Cevilla pulled a car over Sunday at 2:30 p.m. after the driver failed to properly yield at a stop sign at Marlboro Street and Leesville Road.
Cevilla discovered the driver, 30-year-old Ronald Junior Hunt, had no valid license as well as two outstanding warrants for his arrest and searched the car, Parker said. The warrants were for driving without a license and public fighting, Parker said.
Cevilla saw six small bags and one large bag of marijuana totaling 42 grams — and an ounce and a half, Parker said.
“There was the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle that led the officer to it as well,” Parker said.
Cevilla also recovered two knives from Hunt, who lives on Martin Luther King Drive in Fairmont.
Hunt is charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, possessing drug paraphernalia, possessing concealed weapons, driving with his license revoked and a stop sign violation. He was also served with the outstanding warrants, Parker said.
Hunt has been placed at the Robeson County Detention Center under a $2,500 bond.