Traffic stop leads to drug bust Tuesday

Jeremy Lee Ricks

A traffic stop led police to a drug bust Tuesday night.

Around 9 p.m., Paris police officers pulled over Jeremy Lee Ricks, 26, for a traffic violation in the 1000 block of Fitzhugh Avenue.

Paris Police Lt. John Berry said Ricks attempted to throw away a sandwich-sized bag containing several smaller bags of synthetic marijuana and scales.

Ricks was arrested for manufacturing or delivery of a controlled substance and possession of fewer than 2 ounces of marijuana. He was taken to Paris Municipal Jail where no bond has been set.

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