Man arrested with drug laced candy after traffic stop | Crime
AUBURN, AL - Auburn Police pulled a man over for a traffic violation on Friday and ended up arresting him on drug charges.
An Auburn Police officer stopped a white 2008 Dodge Charger on Jan. 11 around 1:25 p.m. The car was driving on Beehive Rd. near West Tech Lane.
The officer approached the car and saw that the driver, Keith Lenard Smith, age 34, was the only person in the vehicle. They also noticed a suspicious looking backpack on the back seat.
The backpack looked like it had items inside that are commonly associated with illegal drug possession.
A K-9 unit was sent to the scene as well as narcotics detectives. The dog alerted to the presence of drugs and they searched the vehicle.
Inside the backpack officers located marijuana, crack cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, and assorted pills to include Hydrocodone, Alprazolam, Carisoprodol, and Oxycontin.
They also found what looked to be homemade candy that police think may be laced with drugs in the backpack as well as digital scales and a 9mm pistol.
Smith was taken into custody and is charged with six counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a pistol without a permit. An additional charge of felon in possession of a firearm is pending.
The homemade candy has been sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for testing. Smith was transported to the Lee County Detention Center where he is currently being held on a $22,500 bond.