A Paris man was arrested Friday in Gibson County on drug charges after an officer found 13 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop.

Jeffery Doran McDonald, 41, of Paris was arrested after a search of his vehicle southwest of Atwood.

Gibson County Deputy Ben Hemann conducted a traffic stop after McDonald was seen running a stop sign on Gann Road in northern Gibson County in a Chevrolet truck, and then Hemann asked for consent to search the truck.

After McDonald denied consent, Hemann conducted a free air search around the vehicle with his K9 officer, Brinkley.

Brinkley gave a positive alert on the vehicle, and Hemann found 13 pounds of marijuana in vacuum-sealed bags that were hidden in a duffle bag.

Hemann also found a loaded .40 caliber pistol with an extended magazine in the truck.

McDonald admitted ownership of all the items Hemann found, and he was arrested and transported to the Gibson County Correctional Complex in Trenton, where he later posted bond.

McDonald has been charged with Schedule VI drug violations; unlawful drug paraphernalia uses and activities; illegal firearm use; window tint and violation of the stop sign law.

A female passenger in his vehicle was not charged.

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