Drug charges issued after 20 lbs of marijuana found during stop

Over $4,000 in cash and over 20 pounds of marijuana were allegedly discovered during a recent traffic stop. According to deputies from the Metro Division of Rapides Parish, Louisiana, this led to drug charges being filed against three suspects. The accused were traveling in two separate cars and drew attention to themselves by with a couple of minor traffic infractions.

The report states that deputies pulled the first driver over for operating the vehicle with only the parking lights on. The second vehicle was pulled over because it was following the first car too closely. As the deputies approached the second car, they smelled a strong odor of marijuana, according to their statements. The two women in the second car were then informed of why they had been pulled over.

Upon running a check, the deputies found that the second driver's license had expired. That driver then gave permission for the car that she was operating to be searched, and in the trunk of the vehicle, deputies claim to have found over 20 pounds of marijuana. It was then discovered that the second car belonged to the driver of the first car, who was found to have over $4000 in cash on his person. All of the suspects have been released on bond.

For those who have been arrested on drug charges in Louisiana, a knowledgeable criminal law attorney may be able to help. This lawyer can guide the client in how to plan the best defense possible for his or her case. While not all cases can be won, the criminal lawyer knows the state laws and exactly how to handle the case.

Source:, "Traffic stop yields 20 pounds of marijuana", June 14, 2017

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