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Drug dealer resists arrest, tells passenger to destroy evidence

5 months 4 days 8 hours ago January 18, 2017 Jan 18, 2017 Wednesday, January 18 2017 January 18, 2017 12:43 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

HAMMOND - Two men were arrested during a traffic stop after Deputies say they found a bag of illegal drugs in their car.

According to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, a deputy stopped Michael Nelson Jr., 28, of Tickfaw, at the intersection of Wardline Road and Crapanzano Road Saturday night. Upon approaching the vehicle, deputies noticed a clear bag of suspected illegal drugs on the driver's side floorboard in plain view.

Deputies say Nelson resisted arrest, but was quickly detained along with his passenger, 23-year-old Jacoby Nelson. During the struggle, Michael reportedly yelled for the Jacoby to the destroy the evidence.

Deputies found a large sum of money and illegal drugs packaged for street-level sale inside the vehicle.

Both individuals were booked into Tangipahoa Parish Jail. The investigation by TPSO and the DEA is ongoing.

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