Alexandria Traffic Stop Ends in Million Dollar Drug Bust
Posted on Mar 31, 2017 in Drugs
For many people, it goes without saying: getting involved with drug dealing is a dangerous choice that should be avoided. However, for others, illegal narcotic distribution is just a way of life. There are a variety of reasons that lead individuals to become involved with the drug scene. Whether it’s to make ends meet or to earn some cash on the side, each person enters into this world for an array of different reasons. But, no matter the cause for starting down this path, one thing is certain: there’s a high risk of arrest, prison time, and a compromised future.
After all, several law enforcement teams in the state are involved in investigating drug related criminal activity. Those involved include: The Louisiana State Police, Alexandria Police Department, FBI Central Louisiana Safe Streets Task Force, Louisiana Probation and Parole, United States Postal Inspector’s Office, Pineville Police Department, Louisiana Army National Guard Counter Drug Unit, the Rapides Parish District Attorney’s Office, and the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Suffice it to say, for those intending to distribute illegal substances, the chance of being caught is very high. A recent story out of Alexandria reminds us of this.
$1.7 Million Worth of Drugs Seized
Early this year, the State Police discovered $1.7 million worth of drugs during a traffic stop in Alexandria. The arrest of Derrick Felton, the driver of the car carrying the assortment of drugs, came after a month-long investigation. Felton was charged with possession and intent to distribute the narcotics. The police report revealed an additional charge of attempting to resist arrest by flight and a failure to signal lane change.
The confiscated drugs included 64 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, two pounds of heroin, two pounds of cocaine, and five pints of promethazine syrup. $67,000 in cash was also discovered in the arrest.
At this time, investigations are ongoing, as the authorities expect to make more arrests as new details surrounding this drug operation come to light.
As a New Orleans drug defense attorney, it’s not difficult to understand how an individual could find him or herself in this situation. While not getting involved in drug trafficking is the best way to avoid charges of drug possession and distribution, for some people, that does not feel like an option.
If that’s the case, then you should know that our firm is here to help. Drug related crimes can have a serious impact on your future. As a result, you owe it to yourself to have an attorney on your side, who will take every possible opportunity to come to your defense. If you have questions about your legal situation and are ready to take the next step, do not hesitate to contact us.
Our legal team is ready to assist you in doing everything you can to put this situation behind you.