A routine traffic stop last Saturday night near Slidell uncovered a large amount of drugs and cash and a firearm.
Shortly before midnight, a St. Tammany Sheriff’s deputy attempted a traffic stop on a black Kia Soul in the area U.S. Highway 190 East and Sunset Drive near Slidell. The vehicle ultimately stopped in the 100 block of Shamrock Drive. Upon making contact with the occupants of the vehicle, deputies detected a heavy odor of narcotics and a search was conducted. Deputies located approximately 52.4 grams of suspected heroin (packaged for sale), 7.1 grams of suspected powder cocaine, 10.0 grams of suspected crack cocaine, 18 suspected MDMA pills, 105 grams of suspected marijuana, and $1,017 in cash. The occupants admitted they had discarded several items from the vehicle as they were being pulled over, and deputies located a pistol with an extended magazine in a ditch.
The driver, Darrell Coleman and the passenger, Eldridge Brown, were booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on numerous charges.