The St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office Highway Enforcement Unit located a large amount of drugs and cash during a traffic stop on I-12 near Slidell. Last week STPSO Highway Enforcement Unit deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling eastbound on Interstate12, near mile post 81 in Slidell. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Calvin D. Vaughn and the front seat passenger was identified as Anthony J. Perkins. During the traffic stop, Highway Enforcement Unit K-9 Echo conducted a free-air narcotics odor sniff of the vehicle and provided a positive narcotics alert. Both Vaughn and Perkins attempted to flee the scene and became physically combative with deputies before ultimately being detained. A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of approximately 3,000 MDMA pills, 50 bottles of promethazine HCL and codeine phosphate syrup and approximately 58 grams of powder cocaine. In addition, both Vaughn and Perkins were in possession of a total of $16,253 in U.S. Currency, which is believed to be the proceeds of narcotics transactions. The Highway Enforcement Unit deputies seized the narcotics and currency, and arrested both Vaughn and Perkins.