Three arrested with 5 lbs of Spice in Bay Minette
BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WPMI) —
According to BMPD, on May 20, 2018 at 1:50 AM, a Bay Minette Police Officer observed a white Kia Forte traveling northbound on McMeans Avenue near the intersection of D’Olive Street traveling above the posted speed.
The patrol officer clocked the vehicle traveling 60 MPH- 25 MPH over the posted speed limit.
Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the driver Rahkel Desha Riley, and passengers Terrance Wallace, and Charles McGhee.
The occupants of the vehicle told officers they were traveling from Foley AL back to Decatur AL.
During the course of the traffic stop officers detected a strong odor of marijuana "emitting from vehicle."
Officers conducted a search of the car and discovered approximately five pounds of synthetic spice, an amount of marijuana, and a loaded Taurus .45 caliber pistol in the passenger compartment of the vehicle.
Rahkel Desha Riley of Decatur Al was arrested for Drug Trafficking, Charles McGhee Jr was arrested for Drug Trafficking, Terence Cortez Wallace was arrested for Drug Trafficking, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana second degree, and a felony drug warrant out of Morgan County Al. All three individuals are currently in the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Correction Center on a $150,000 bond.
Synthetic Marijuana is highly addictive and has dangerous side effects and can cause long term mental and physical illness.
Some individuals who abuse synthetic marijuana become so violent that they require general anesthesia and intubation to protect them from hurting themselves or others. Increased heart rate with chest pain and kidney failure have been observed with some regularity at hospitals. Emerging data on synthetic marijuana also lists anxiety, vomiting, high blood pressure, tremor, seizures, hallucinations and paranoia as common effects of the drug.