Press Release – January 11, 2018 –
The Crescent City Police Department (CCPD) made a traffic stop in the early morning hours. Their K9 dog, Kai, was utilized to locate drugs. This resulted in the location of 19.2 grams of suspected cocaine, 202 grams of marijuana, 4.4 grams of suspected psychedelic mushrooms, a digital scale, packaging material and over $1,000.00 in U.S. currency.
4.2 grams equals 1 teaspoon, so 19.2 grams equals nearly 5 teaspoons.
Two individuals were arrested and booked into the DNSO Jail for possession of controlled substances for sales and other charges.
2 thoughts on “Traffic stop results in drug haul”
And we are wasting our taxpayers money. For such a Small amount.
If it was a lawful stop and there was reason to suspect the presence of drugs or drug trafficking and or if the person(s) in the vehicle were on probation or parole and thus subject to search and seizure, then the taxpayer funds were yielding some results here.
The reality is that law enforcement patrols 24/7/365. It doesn’t cost the taxpayers any more or less just for the traffic stop itself. If anything, the taxpayers are not spending money for nothing.
But now the taxpayers must pay for jailing inmates and paying for public defender to handle a new case if the defendants cannot afford an attorney. The Judges, Bailiff and other staff handle cases every day regardless of new incoming cases or not since there is often a backlog.
I’d like to know exactly where doing a traffic stop ends up costing the taxpayers more money.