A 1999 Ford passenger car was stopped in the 400 block of Pine Bluff Street at 7:01 p.m. Thursday for not displaying a front license plate. Officers said they smelled a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle and detained the three occupants.
During a search of the vehicle, numerous pills were discovered inside small baggies as if packaged for sale. The pills are suspected ecstasy.
Arrested were Zavontavion J. Flowers, 22, Randarius Zafara Sims, 22, and Jarius Jermaine Murry, 17, all of Paris. They were charged with manufacturing or delivering a controlled substance of more than 4 grams but less than 200 grams.
They were placed in the Paris city jail awaiting transfer to the Lamar County Jail.
Flowers was released later in the day, according to online jail records. No other information was available.
Traffic violation leads to drug, warrant arrests
Paris police officers who stopped a vehicle in the 600 block of East Washington Street for speeding at 4:59 p.m. Thursday arrested the driver on drug paraphernalia and weapons charges. The passenger was arrested on an outstanding misdemeanor bond surrender warrant.
The driver, Mykal Anthony Pyles, 27, of Paris, was found to be in possession of suspected drug paraphernalia and a handgun. A vape cartridge was located in the vehicle and the contents tested positive for THC, police said. Pyles was charged with possession of a controlled substance of more than 1 gram but less than 4 grams and unlawfully carrying a weapon.
Both were taken to the Lamar County Jail. No further information was available on the disposition of the cases at press time.
Police investigate West Paris burglary
Paris police responded to a home burglary in progress report in the 2300 block of Bonham Street at 6:13 a.m. Thursday.
It was reported the complainant awoke to see a male subject leaving the bedroom. The burglar stole a purse that belonged to one of the complainants who live at the residence.
It was reported the back door to the residence had been left unlocked during the night.
Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. The investigation continues.
Stolen vehicle recovered, owner notified
While investigating a burglar alarm in the 3500 block of Lamar Avenue at 1:19 a.m. today, officers located a vehicle in the parking lot that had been reported stolen out of Durant, Oklahoma.
The owner of the vehicle was contacted and advised how to retrieve the vehicle. The investigation continues.
Calls for Service: Paris police responded to 123 calls for service and arrested six people on Thursday.