I-10 driver charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana

(Source: CPSO)
(Source: CPSO)
(Source: CPSO)
(Source: CPSO)

The following is a Press Release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office:

On March 20, at 8:00 a.m., C.A.T. Team Sgt. Stuart Henderson conducted a stop on a pick-up truck traveling east on I-10 near mile marker 13 for a traffic violation.  When Sgt. Henderson spoke with the driver, David L. Matthews, 50, of Houston, Texas, he detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the truck.

Sgt. Henderson conducted a search of the truck and recovered a back-pack on the floorboard containing over 2 kilos of cocaine and large trash bags on the back seat containing over 115 pounds of marijuana, with a combined estimated street value of $250,000.

Matthews was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with possession of cocaine over 400 grams; and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Judge Wilford Carter set his bond at $70,000.