Traffic stop leads to arrest

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A traffic stop in Florala Friday led to an arrest for marijuana possession.

James Edward Griffin was arrested and cha-rged with un-lawful possession of marijuana I and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Drug Task Force agent Greg Jackson initiated the traffic stop after he witnessed Griffin’s vehicle speeding on South Third Street.

When Jackson approached the vehicle, he smelled the odor associated with marijuana, and a search of the vehicle reveald several ounces of marijuana and several plastic bags used to contain marijuana.

“Prevention is something that law enforcement strives for every day in the fight against drugs,” Jackson said. “By seizing these drugs, we can be sure they will no longer be on the streets of Covington County.”

Griffin is currently being held in the Covington County Jail on a $13,000 bond.