GSU police recovered gun, marijuana

Jones, left; Pierce, right

A traffic stop Saturday night by Grambling State University police led to two arrests and the recovery of a pistol and marijuana.

The vehicle was stopped on campus for a traffic violation by a GSU officer about 9:30 p.m. Saturday night. An open container of alcoholic beverage was seen in plain view in the vehicle. After an investigation and search, a Glock pistol was found in the armrest between the driver and the passenger. A backpack between the legs of the passenger, Cleveland J. Jones III, 20, of Chicago, Ill., contained a glass jar of suspected marijuana. Jones and the driver, Elijah D. Pierce, 19, of Fort Worth, Tex., denied any knowledge of the gun or the marijuana. 

Pierce and Jones were arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm in a firearm-free school zone. 

Both remain in custody with bail set at $25,000 each.

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