Thibodaux Police seize $39,000 worth of pot after Wednesday arrest
THIBODAUX - Police is Thibodaux say they seized just over $39,000 worth of high grade marijuana after they arrested a man Wednesday night.
21-year-old Kaleb Bruce, of Golden Meadow, was booked on charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, improper lane usage, driver not licensed and a Terrebonne Parish warrant for telecommunication harassment.
Police said on Nov. 4, at around 9:55 p.m., a Thibodaux Police K9 officer witnessed a red pickup truck, later learned to driven by Bruce, swerving off of the roadway on St. Patrick Street near N. 7th Street and then quickly braking before activating a turn signal.
Police pulled the truck over in a gas station parking lot just off St. Patrick, and they said when Bruce opened the door, a strong smell of suspected marijuana could be smelled.
Through further investigation, police said they recovered nearly 4.5 pounds of suspected high grade marijuana with a street value of just over $39,000 along with a digital scale with suspected marijuana residue on it. Bruce was arrested and booked into Lafourche Parish Detention Center.