Alexandria Police made a drug arrest after a routine traffic stop on Friday.
Chief Mark Collins says 25 year old Patrick N. Blevins of 533 Anderson Ridge Road, Silver Point is charged with possession of a schedule VI controlled substance (marijuana), possession of drug paraphernalia (pipe), and driving under the influence (4th offense).
Chief Collins says officers Chris McMillen and Cody Jenkins stopped Blevins vehicle on Highway 70 in Alexandria on a traffic offense. As Blevins got out of his automobile, the officers detected a strong odor of what they thought was marijuana. They conducted a field sobriety test and placed Blevins under arrest.
The officers found a small bag of marijuana and a pipe used to smoke drugs.
Two other arrests were made in a separate investigation on New Year's Eve.
Chief Collins says 31 year old Travis Pinkerton of Watertown was pulled over in a routine traffic stop and charged with driving on a suspended license. Another man with Pinkerton was arrested. He was wanted on charges in Cannon County.