Man arrested in synthetic marijuana bust On I-10

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

On Thursday, July 11, at approximately 8:30 p.m., Combined Anti-Drug Task Force Cpl. Chris Johnson conducted a stop on a car for a traffic violation near mile marker 16 eastbound between Vinton and Sulphur on I-10.

The driver of the car, Aaron M. Williams, 21, advised Cpl. Johnson he was traveling back to New Iberia from Houston.

During the traffic stop, Williams began to act suspiciously.  After receiving consent from Williams, Cpl. Johnson conducted a search of the car and recovered a paper bag containing 10 packets of synthetic marijuana labeled "KUSH" and a large bundle containing 2 pounds of synthetic marijuana in a clear, vacuum sealed bag from under the front passenger seat, with a combined estimated street value of $6,800.

Williams was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with possession of CDS I (synthetic marijuana) with intent to distribute.

Judge Michael Canaday set Williams' bond at $75,000.

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