It was a routine traffic stop when it began, but by the time it was over a couple of Lake Charles men bought themselves a lot more trouble. Deputies had stopped a vehicle containing Johntrel Lewis, 26, and Nathaniel King, 24, and all was pretty routine until deputies smelled the scent of marijuana in the car. Deputies ordered the pair out of the car and it was then that, in a fit of brilliance, King reached into the door panel and produced a gun.

After a brief struggle, deputies got control of the weapon instead of just shooting King as they would have been well within their rights to do. Once King was disarmed, deputies found pot on the floorboard of the car and it was all over for the pair.

King, who is on parole for a simple robbery conviction in 2012, was booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center on two counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer with a firearm, possession of a firearm by convicted felon, marijuana possession, possession of a firearm in the presence of drugs, resisting an officer with force or violence, battery on a peace officer and obstruction of justice. King also has a detainer for probation and parole. Judge Michael Canaday set bond at $185,000.

Lewis was booked on charges of possession of marijuana, driving under suspension and no headlamps. He was given a preset bond to $1,100.

Great job CPSO!