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Man arrested with drugs allegedly attempts to bribe officer

3 months 2 weeks 2 days ago Sunday, April 09 2017 Apr 9, 2017 April 09, 2017 11:09 AM April 09, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A 19-year-old man was arrested after he was found to have drugs inside his vehicle. He later allegedly attempted to bribe a police officer to release him from custody.

According to arrest records, on April 8 around 8 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop near Old Hammond Hwy. after he observed a driver not wearing a seat belt.

The officer spoke to the driver, Keishion Keller of Walker, and noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

The officer then advised Keller that he had probable cause to search his vehicle. The officer also asked Keller, if there were drugs in the vehicle, to tell him where they are as to not disturb his infant child in the rear passenger seat.

Keller was detained and his vehicle was searched, according to arrest records.

During the search, two large plastic bags of marijuana and a baggie containing Xanax pills were found.

Keller was placed under arrest and was transported to the 3rd district police station for booking.

While being escorted inside of the police station, Keller allegedly offered the officer who arrested him $500 to release him or at least give him a citation, according to arrest records.

Keller was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of attempted public bribery, possession with the intent to distribute schedule I & IV, and no seat belt.

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