Traffic stop leads to drug bust on 35th St. in Columbus

Deondre Snipes
Deondre Snipes(Source: Columbus Police Department)
Published: Sep. 27, 2022 at 10:40 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 29, 2022 at 4:55 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A man is behind bars following a traffic stop that led to a drug bust, says the Columbus Police Department (CPD).

On Sept. 27, officers with CPD arrested Deondre L. Snipes after conducting a traffic stop on a vehicle for a brake violation on 35th Street.

According to officers, they noticed a strong scent of marijuana coming from the car.

Three people in the car were detained while the vehicle was searched. The following items were seized:

  • 97.5 grams of marijuana
  • .5 liquid THC cartridges
  • Drug-related objects (digital scales and bags)
Traffic stop leads to drug bust in Columbus
Traffic stop leads to drug bust in Columbus(Source: Columbus Police Department)

Snipes was taken into custody and charged with the following,

  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of a Schedule I Control Substance (THC)
  • Possession and use of drug-related objects
  • Possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime
  • Brake light violation

Police released the two other occupants.