I-20 Traffic Stop Leads to Hidden Marijuana
A traffic stop on I-20 in Bienville Parish has led to a drug bust by State Police.
A trooper pulled over a 2006 Chevy Impala on I-20 eastbound -- just west of Arcadia, near mile marker 60. The trooper asked the driver, 24-year-old Jamar Harris of Cleveland, MS, for permission to search the car and Harris consented. During a search, troopers found about 3 pounds of marijuana and $1900 in cash hidden in the car.
Harris was arrested on charges of following too close, possessing marijuana with intent to distribute, and conspiracy to distribute marijuana. A passenger in the car, 23-year-old Arsenio Nelson of Cleveland, MS, was also arrested on the same two drug charges. Both were booked into the Bienville Parish Jail.