A 38-year-old Stillwater man is jailed on $40,000 bond after he was arrested during a traffic stop.
Cody Jeremiah LeForce made his initial court appearance yesterday afternoon and is facing three felony charges in his arrest – trafficking illegal drugs, possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony.
Capt. Kyle Gibbs of Stillwater Police Department said that LeForce was stopped at about 12:30 a.m. near an intersection on three traffic violations. During the warrant check on his license, an SPD officer discovered LeForce had two outstanding Noble County warrants and was placed under arrest.
“During a search of LeForce’s person at the time of the arrest he was found to have a pistol stuck in the waistband of his pants,” Gibbs wrote in an email. “The handgun was unloaded at the time of discovery. Magazines and ammunition for the handgun were inside LeForce’s car as it was being inventoried for impound.”
A search of LeForce’s vehicle also yielded 24.8 grams of methamphetamine, 70.6 grams of marijuana and “a large amount of cash,” Trafficking illegal drugs is punishable by 10 years to life in prison and a fine between $25,000-100,000; possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute is punishable by five years to life in prison and a maximum fine of $100,000; and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony is punishable by 2-10 years in prison and a maximum $10,000 fine.