The following is a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office:
On Sept. 26, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Combined Anti-Drug Task Force (C.A.T. Team) Detective Cpl. Kevin Hoover conducted a stop on a car traveling eastbound between Vinton and Sulphur for a traffic violation.
During the traffic stop, the driver of the car, Alton J. Gobert, 25, of Lafayette, began to act suspiciously.
After receiving consent from Gobert, Cpl. Hoover conducted a search of the car and recovered a black duffle bag in the trunk of the car containing 1 1/2 pounds of high grade marijuana, with an estimated street value of $9,000, and three Tupperware containers of marijuana cookies and marijuana candy.