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Traffic stop leads to narcotics arrests in Lafayette

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Posted at 8:43 PM, Jan 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-15 21:43:10-05

Two Mississippi men were arrested today in Lafayette after officers discovered narcotics in their vehicle following a traffic stop.

According to a release from LPD, officers with the Lafayette Police Tactical Narcotics Team conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle within the city limits following a traffic violation.

During a search of the vehicle, 15 cases of Promethazine and approximately five grams of marijuana were located.

22-year-old Markise Nettles and 26-year-old Deryan Mosley were arrested and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.

Deryan Mosley

Mosley was charged with Possession/Sale/Distribution of legend drug and traffic violations.

Markise Nettles

Nettles was charged with Possession/Sale/Distribution of legend drug, Possession of Schedule I Narcotic, and Resisting an Officer.

TNT was put in place to combat illegal drug activity within the City of Lafayette. The team is made up of highly trained and exceptionally motivated investigators who specialize in reducing drug trafficking or any drug related crimes by enforcing the controlled substance laws of Louisiana. TNT investigators will continue the fight against illegal drug activity in the City of Lafayette to assure a safer environment.