C.A.T. TEAM MAKES MARIJUANA BUST ON I-10
PRESS RELEASE —
Sulphur, LA – On December 12th, 2017 at approximately 9:54 P.M., Cpl. Joshua Maddox with the Combined Anti-Drug Task Force (C.A.T.) conducted a traffic stop on a 2016 Dodge passenger car eastbound on Interstate 10 near mile marker 18 (Sulphur, LA) upon observing the driver fail to maintain lane of travel.
The driver / single occupant of the vehicle was identified to be B/M Genoa Williams Jr., a current resident of Vicksburg, Mississippi. While speaking with Genoa Williams, Cpl. Joshua Maddox observed numerous indicators he recognized to be consistent with that of in-transit criminal activity. Cpl. Joshua Maddox issued Genoa Williams a notice of violation for the traffic offense. Based off the observations and raised suspicion during the course of the traffic stop Cpl. Joshua Maddox requested permission to conduct a search of the vehicle. Genoa Williams denied officers request. A police K9 was used, and further alerted to drug odor emitting from inside the vehicle.
Following the K9 alert, a probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted. Search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of approximately (8) large bundles of compressed Marijuana totaling 114.5 pounds, with the estimated street value of $35,000.00 U.S. Currency. The (8) bundles of compressed Marijuana were found to be concealed in the back passenger and trunk compartment of the vehicle.
Genoa Williams Jr. was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center on the following charges:
-Possession of CDS I (Marijuana) over sixty pounds but less than two thousand pounds.
A bond has yet to be set