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Traffic stop leads to arrest, discovery of $75K worth of marijuana

Posted at 8:37 AM, Feb 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-06 09:37:11-05

A Monday night traffic stop in Crowley led to the arrest of one man and the discovery of 29 pounds of marijuana valued at $75,000.

Crowley Police say that a traffic stop on Monday night in the area of East Ash led to the discovery of about 29 pounds of marijuana. Police say the driver of the vehicle, identified as 34-year-old Jeremy Williams of Crowley, was arrested following the stop.

Williams was allegedly pulled over by police for committing a traffic violation. Police say Williams actions during the stop made them believe that he was attempting to conceal something. After smelling an odor believed to be marijuana coming from the vehicle, a K-9 was called to the scene to conduct a sweep of the car. The K-9 alerted officers to the presence of marijuana.

After a search of the vehicle, officers located a large black trash bag containing several bags of marijuana.

Jeremy Williams
Jeremy Williams courtesy APSO

Williams was arrested and booked into the Crowley Jail on a charge of Possession with Intent to Distribute – Schedule 1. Williams’ bond has been set at $150,000.

Officers say that 24 packages weighing a total of 29 pounds were recovered from the vehicle. Police estimate the street value to be around $75,000.

The Crowley Police Department Patrol Division, Street Crime Unit, and K-9 Unit assisted in the investigation and arrest.