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Traffic stop leads to drug bust in Ascension

6 months 1 week 3 days ago Wednesday, March 15 2017 Mar 15, 2017 March 15, 2017 2:56 PM March 15, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

GONZALES – A man was arrested for drug possession following a traffic stop in Ascension Parish on Monday night.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 24-year-old Dexter Brown for improper left turn, illegal tint, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, drug paraphernalia and operating a vehicle with a suspended license.

Deputies initiated a traffic stop on Brown's vehicle for making an illegal turn and noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Deputies located a large amount of marijuana, a digital scale and $3,200 in cash inside the vehicle. According to the sheriff's office, the drugs have an estimated street value of $3,000.

Brown was arrested on the above charges and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail without bond.

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