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Drugs, money seized during traffic stop

Posted: Friday, June 26, 2020 | Views: 5300

Drugs, money seized during traffic stop

Press Release from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office:

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Highway Enforcement Unit located a large amount of drugs and cash during a traffic stop on Interstate 12 near Slidell.

Shortly before 3 a.m. on Wednesday (June 24), STPSO Highway Enforcement Unit deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling eastbound on Interstate12, near mile post 81 in Slidell. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Calvin D. Vaughn, 44, and the front seat passenger was identified as Anthony J. Perkins, age 53.

During the course of the traffic stop, Highway Enforcement Unit K-9 Echo conducted a free-air narcotics odor sniff of the vehicle and provided a positive narcotics alert. Both Vaughn and Perkins attempted to flee the scene and became physically combative with deputies before ultimately being detained.

A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of approximately 3,000 MDMA pills, 50 bottles of promethazine HCL and codeine phosphate syrup and approximately 58 grams of powder cocaine. In addition, both Vaughn and Perkins were in possession of a total of $16,253 in U.S. Currency, which is believed to be the proceeds of narcotics transactions.

The Highway Enforcement Unit deputies seized the narcotics and currency, and arrested both Vaughn and Perkins.

Calvin D. Vaughn was booked into the St Tammany Parish Jail on the following charges:
L.R.S. 32:79 Driving on Roadway Laned for Traffic (traffic)
L.R.S. 14:108.2 Resisting a Police Officer with Force or Violence (felony)
L.R.S. 14:34.2B(1) Battery of a Police Officer (misdemeanor)
L.R.S. 40:966A Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance (felony)
L.R.S. 40:966A Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance (felony)
L.R.S. 40:970A Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule V Controlled Dangerous Substance (felony)
L.R.S. 40:1041Transactions Involving Proceeds from Drug Offenses (felony)

Anthony J. Perkins was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charges:
L.R.S. 14:108 Resisting an Officer (misdemeanor)
L.R.S. 40:970A Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule V Controlled Dangerous Substance (felony)
L.R.S. 40:966A Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance (felony)
L.R.S. 40:1041 Transactions Involving Proceeds from Drug Offenses (felony)
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