A Detroit man already wanted for parole violation was charged Monday with trafficking in heroin after Richmond police stopped him for a traffic offense.
Shortly after 4 p.m. Monday, an officer stopped a vehicle driven by Jaron D. Cunningham, 21, because he was driving carelessly and nearly caused an accident, according to the police report.
He was taken into custody after a records check revealed he was driving on a suspended license, the report added.
A search of his person produced 3.5 grams of heroin, the report stated, and he was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, violating parole, driving on a suspended license, careless driving, failing to produce an insurance card and failing to appear in court.
The parole violation charge stems from Cunningham’s October 2013 conviction in Madison Circuit Court for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance. He was sentenced to two years but paroled two months later, the police report stated.
A warrant was issued March 26 for Cunningham charging him with absconding parole supervision and failing to attend treatment for substance abuse. A Fayette County warrant also charged him with failing to pay fines. Both were served after his arrest.
Cunningham was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center where he remained Tuesday afternoon under a $25,000 cash bond, according to jail personnel.