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California man arrested while transporting drugs through St. Tammany Parish

8 months 2 weeks 2 days ago Wednesday, August 02 2017 Aug 2, 2017 August 02, 2017 4:43 PM August 02, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

ST. TAMMANY PARISH - Authorities arrested a California man Tuesday after a traffic stop led to the discovery of two pounds of high-grade marijuana in his vehicle.

According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, 23-year-old Donald Roots-Scott, Jr. of California was pulled over on I-12 Tuesday morning after deputies spotted him traveling 86 miles per hour on the roadway. Deputies say he admitted that he was driving with an expired driver's license and had marijuana inside the vehicle. 

A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of approximately 2 pounds of marijuana. The drugs were hidden inside two cereal boxes, which were sitting on the rear seat of the vehicle. Roots-Scott told deputies he was transporting the marijuana for distribution in nearby Mississippi.  

A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of approximately two pounds of marijuana hidden inside two cereal boxes on the back seat of the vehicle. Roots-Scott told deputies he was transporting the marijuana for distribution in nearby Mississippi.  

Roots-Scott, Jr. was charged with speeding, driving with an expired license and possession of drugs with intent to distribute.

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