A traffic stop regarding cell phone usage led to the arrest of a Smyrna teen Tuesday on drug charges.
On Tuesday at 5:56 p.m. a Smyrna Police officer observed a man talking on his cell phone while driving on Route 13 at Commerce Street. Police said the officer initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the man at which time the officer smelled suspected marijuana coming from inside of the vehicle.
As the officer had the man exit the vehicle, the officer observed flakes of suspected marijuana on the man's shirt as well as on the seat in the vehicle. A search of the vehicle allegedly revealed 39 oxycodone pills in an unrelated pill bottle and suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Police said Nafis A. Shakir, 19, of Groundhog Lane, was charged with manufactures, deliver, or possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance in a tier 2 quantity with an aggravating factor, possession of marijuana with an aggravating factor, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while suspended/revoked and driving while using an electronic communication device.
Shakir was presented at Justice of the Peace Court 2 via videophone and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of a $20,501 cash only bond. Shakir was out on bail at the time of the stop on other alleged drug charges and the judge revoked that bail.