Drag racer charged after search reveals 12.6 grams of marijuana, per report

33-year-old Latedrick Taylor was charged with drag racing, reckless driving, and possession of marijuana after he advised officers that he had an ounce of marijuana in his backpack when he was stopped for racing.

On November 15th, Memphis Police Officer Webb reported a white Dodge Challenger drag racing a gray Infiniti SUV on Chelsea Avenue. He stated that the driver, later identified as Latedrick Taylor, started burning his tires at the intersection of Chelsea Ave and Morehead Street. Taylor continued down Chelsea Ave with the Infiniti SUV until the officer initiated his emergency equipment and he stopped at 734 Chelsea Ave.

Latedrick Taylor (SCSO)
Latedrick Taylor (SCSO)

According to the affidavit, Officer Webb smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and asked Taylor why he was driving recklessly, to which he responded
“I was just burning tires.” When the officer asked if there was anything in the vehicle or on him that he needed to know about, Taylor informed him that he had his gun on him and an ounce of weed in a backpack. The officer retrieved a .45 caliber Rock Island handgun from the front of Taylor’s pants. Upon search of the vehicle, the officer found a .40 caliber Glock 23 and a clear jar containing 12.6 grams of marijuana.

Latedrick Taylor was arrested and charged with drag racing, reckless driving, and possession of marijuana. He was released on his own recognizance.

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