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Over $40,000 worth of pot recovered in car on I-10

Brendon Preston (Source: CPSO) Brendon Preston (Source: CPSO)
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The following is a Press Release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office:

On Wednesday, July 10, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Combined Anti-Drug Task Force (C.A.T. Team) Detective Sgt. Stuart Henderson conducted a stop on a car for a traffic violation near mile marker 13 eastbound on I-10.

When the driver of the car, Brendon K. Preston, 27, of Marrero, LA, began to act suspiciously during the traffic stop, Sgt. Henderson asked for permission to search the car and he refused. 

After Sgt. Henderson's K-9 "Tonja" alerted to the odor of narcotics coming from the car, a search was conducted and approximately 20.5 pounds of marijuana wrapped in cellophane, with an estimated street value of over $40,000, was recovered from a cardboard box in the trunk of the car. 

Preston was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. 

Judge Michael Canaday set his bond at $100,000. 

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