Two arrested on campus

Two men were arrested on drug charges on the Grambling State University campus Tuesday evening after they were stopped for having passengers riding on the hood of the car.

A GSU Police officer stopped a 2005 Ford Mustang after seeing two women lying on the hood of the car while it was in motion on the street.

Three men were found inside the car. The officer identified Kobe L. Johnson, 19, of Ferriday, as the driver. During a frisk, a bulge was found in Johnson’s pants pocket. The item was found to be a bag of suspected marijuana. As Johnson was being arrested, the front passenger ran from the car, dropping a backpack as he ran. A Grambling city police officer who had arrived as backup pursued Trevante A. Hall, 27, of Ferriday, and with the assistance of other officers, overcame his resistance and arrested him.

A records check revealed two warrants for Hall for failure to appear in Ruston City Court on traffic charges.

The backpack Hall threw down contained suspected marijuana as well.

The rear seat passenger was questioned and later released.

Johnson was booked for reckless operation of a vehicle and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Hall was booked for possession of marijuana in a school drug-free zone, resisting an officer, and obstruction of justice.

Bail amounts were not available at press time.

This information has been provided by a law enforcement agency as public information. Persons named or shown in photographs or video as suspects in a criminal investigation, or arrested and charged with a crime, have not been convicted of any criminal offense and are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 


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