TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Violent Crimes Response Team of the Tallahassee Police Department arrested Anthony Knight on drug-related and gun charges during a traffic stop on Wednesday.
Officers were on patrol in the Meridian and East Orange Avenue area, when officers noticed some suspicious behavior at the parking of Lindy's Chicken on South Monroe Street.
Reports say Knight got into a sedan that was backed into a parking space in the parking lot and the vehicle was left running with it's parking lights on.
The officer was able to run the tag number on the car and it revealed that the car's tag had expired. It was also revealed that the tag number belonged to a Chevrolet.
A traffic stop was initiated and the occupants were not wearing their seat beats. The driver explained to the officer that he recently bought the car and hadn't switched over the tag yet.
Both the driver and passenger were acting nervous and fast breathing. The passenger, Knight, was holding a multi-colored backpack on his lap.
The officer noticed a plastic baggie that contained multiple unused baggies, commonly used for the sale of drugs.
After running background checks on the driver and Knight, it was discovered that both had prior run-ins with the police.
A K9 officer and the K9 partner arrived on scene. The K9 alerted the officers of the present of drugs in the car.
During the search, they located silver/ivory revolver handgun, identified as a Ruger "Single Six" .22 caliber handgun with 3 live .22 cartridges loaded, and 3 spent cartridges.
Knight is a convicted felon in Leon Co. for a 2008 burglary so the officer conduct a body search, where a 8 inch blade knife, taser, crack cocaine, and a partially smoked marijuana cigarette was found.
Knight is being charged with the following:
- Possession of Cocaine
- possession of Marijuana under 20 grams
- Possession of paraphernalia
He was then transported to the Leon Co. Detention Center for further processing.