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Traffic stop leads to narcotics, weapons arrest

Courtesy Opelousas Police Department
Posted at 12:43 PM, Nov 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-16 13:43:26-05

Opelousas Police arrested one man on Friday after a traffic stop uncovered 28 bags of suspected cocaine, synthetic marijuana, and weapons in his possession.

The Special Operations Division conducted a traffic stop for the improper display of a temporary license plate. Detectives discovered that the driver of the vehicle, Donquarus Taylor, had 28 bags of suspected cocaine and synthetic marijuana in his possession.

Officers also discovered that Taylor was in possession of a Draco pistol, a 7.62 x 39 mm weapon that is easily concealable. Taylor was also known to be a convicted felon at the time of the traffic stop, and was wearing a court ordered ankle monitoring device due to a recent release from custody.

Taylor also had over $600 in suspected illegal drug proceeds on his person at the time of his arrest, according to police.

Taylor was booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail on the following charges:

Display of Temporary Registration License Plates,
Possession With Intent to Distribute a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance (Synthetic Marijuana),
Possession With Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance (Cocaine),
Transactions Involving Proceeds From Drug Offenses,
Illegal Carrying of Weapons (In The Presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance)
Possession of A Firearm or Carrying A Concealed Weapon By Persons Convicted of Certain Felonies

A passenger in the vehicle with Taylor was also cited and released for Simple Possession of Suspected Synthetic Marijuana.