Calcasieu

Aug 14, 2012 3:09 PM by KATC

Houston Woman Arrested in Calcasieu Parish on Drug Charges

The Combined Anti-Drug Task Force arrest a Houston woman on drug charges. Detectives say they stopped Percy Melton, 40 years old, for a traffic violation on I-10. Detectives say Melton began to act suspiciously during the traffic stop. Deputies say they asked Melton for permission to search the car and she refused. Deputies say after a K-9 "Mako" alerted to the smell of drugs coming from the car, a search was conducted and approximately 53 pounds of marijuana wrapped in cellophane and trash bags, with an estimated street value of over $120,000, was recovered from two duffel bags in the trunk of the car.

Melton was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Her bond is still pending.

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