OAKLAND – Last Friday Oakland Police Chief Russ Smith and officer Jason Irby arrested Orlando Lyons, Jr. of Charleston on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to sell and resisting arrest.
The arrest was made during a routine safety check point on Hwy. 32, inside the city limits of Oakland. Smith reported that Lyons was acting extremely nervous when he stopped at the check point.
When officers did a Terry patdown on Lyons, they located a baggie containing 27 individual packets of marijuana. He then attempted to flee on foot. After a struggle with officers, he was tazed and apprehended. The packets were packaged to sell with a street value of $5 each, according to Smith.
Officers then searched the vehicle finding other amounts of marijuana.
In Lyons’ possession was 260.083 grams of alleged marijuana, scales and $135 in cash. He was charged and taken to the Yalobusha County Jail and a $50,000 bond was set. During an initial appearance in Oakland City Court Monday, his bond was reduced to $35,000.
Also charged in the incident is the driver of the vehicle, Destiny Boothes. She was charged with possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle and careless driving.