LCPD K-9 Officer detects drugs during traffic stop - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

LCPD K-9 officer detects drugs during traffic stop, two arrested

"Mako" (Source: Lake Charles Police Department) "Mako" (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

The Lake Charles Police Department's K-9 officer, "Mako," assisted with two drug arrests on Sept. 5 following a traffic stop.

According to a news release from the Lake Charles Police Department, on Sept. 5, at approximately 7:36 a.m., a detective conducted a traffic stop near mile marker 4 eastbound on I-10 for following too close.

Authorities said the driver and passenger, later identified as David Wayne Burrell and Sasha Gena Roberts, claimed to be traveling from Houston to Franklin, La.  Authorities said the two began to act suspiciously.

Following the traffic stop, the detective requested permission to search the car. Roberts, the registered owner, of the vehicle refused consent, authorities said.

"Mako" was then deployed and obtained an odor response on the vehicle.

"A subsequent search was conducted and revealed approximately 45.5 lbs of marijuana and 2.2lbs of cocaine wrapped in a blue tarp in the bed of the truck," the release states.

Burrell and Roberts were booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center for possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute over 400 grams.

The estimated street value for the contraband is $160,000, authorities said.

Bonds have not been set.

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