Street value estimated at $20k
An early-morning traffic stop on Homer Road Friday turned into a drug bust as a man and woman were caught in possession of $20,000 worth of methamphetamines.
Michael Robinson and Teresa Jones, both of Winsboro, were making their way north on Highway 531 in a 2007 Chevy Colorado around 1 a.m. when Minden Police Officer Josh Lavrinc saw the vehicle drifting back and forth between lanes.
“I waited until they crossed Homer Road right by Dixie Paper,” he said. “I initiated a traffic stop and talked to the driver. Seemed like something was off with him, so I had him step out of the vehicle. His attitude continued to get a little more elevated, so before I released him back to his vehicle, for officer safety I patted down his vehicle for weapons within the area he’d be able to reach.”
At this point Lavrinc saw a bag of marijuana, scales, and assorted drug paraphernalia in the vehicle, so he initiated a full search, which uncovered meth found in the back passenger seat, as well as large amounts of cash.
“We weighed it up, and it was about 199.8 grams, so a little under half a pound,” Lavrinc said. “So the vehicle was seized and the cash along with it. Street value of the meth is about $20,000.”
The pair were arrested and taken to the Minden Police Department for processing.
Robinson was charged with Improper Lane Use, possession of a schedule I CDS (Marijuana), possession of a schedule II CDS (Methamphetamine) with intent to distribute, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Jones was charged with possession of a schedule I CDS (Marijuana) with intent to distribute, possession of a schedule II CDS (Methamphetamine) with intent to distribute, and possession of drug paraphernalia.