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Man allegedly threw away marijuana cigarette in front of deputies after getting pulled over

3 years 4 months 1 week ago Thursday, March 11 2021 Mar 11, 2021 March 11, 2021 6:40 PM March 11, 2021 in News
Source: wbrz

ST. MARTINVILLE - A man was booked on a slew of drug charges after he stepped out of his car still holding a marijuana cigarette during a traffic stop.

According to the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies saw Hubert Wiltz, 60, toss away what turned out to be a hand-rolled cigarette as he got out of his car. After deputies realized the cigarette contained drugs, they searched the vehicle and found nearly $1,000 in cash, along with what they suspected to be crack cocaine.

Wiltz agreed to let deputies search his home, where they found a variety of drugs including amphetamines, ecstasy and oxycodone. The search also turned up drug paraphernalia and additional items used to make and distribute illegal drugs.

Wiltz was booked for a traffic offense and a plethora of drug charges. 

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