Traffic stop results in several drug charges
Published 3:54 pm Monday, February 4, 2019
PRESS RELEASE — On Saturday, February 2, 2019 around 3:50 p.m., A JCSO Deputy stopped a black Chevy Malibu on IH10 East bound near Smith Road for speeding. The driver, 30-year-old Bryan Roy of Vidor, had an outstanding Felony Warrant for Felony Theft of a Motor Vehicle out of Louisiana.
After refusing to give Deputies consent to search the vehicle, JCSO K-9 Mygo was deployed to conduct a free air search of the vehicle and gave a positive odor response to narcotics.
A search of the vehicle yielded a portable mini-vault in the back floorboard, which both occupants denied knowledge of. After a key was found inside the console, the vault was opened to reveal 460 grams of Crystal Meth in a large zip lock bag, a small bag containing less than 2 ounces of Marijuana, a small bag containing 3 Clonazapam pills, a medium sized bag containing 25 grams of Xanax, a small bag containing 7 grams of Cocaine and a small bag containing 7 grams of Crystal Meth. There were also two scales and multiple small clear bags typically used for distribution of drugs. The passenger, 30-year-old Joseph Cartwright of Lake Charles, La. was placed under arrest as well.
Both Roy and Cartwright were booked into the Jefferson County Correctional Facility for the following charges:
- Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 $100,000 Bond
- Possession of Marijuana $500 Bond
- Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 $15,000 Bond
- Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 2 $1,000 Bond
- Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 3 $1,000 Bond
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office continues its effort to make our community a safer place for all.