A Nevada resident was arrested this week after illegal narcotics were located hidden inside his vehicle during a traffic stop near Covington. At approximately 9 p.m. Tuesday deputies with the St. Tammany Sheriff’s Highway Enforcement Unit conducted a routine traffic stop on a white Nissan Altima that was headed eastbound on I-12. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Sirtevin M. Moore of Las Vegas, who told deputies he was traveling from Las Vegas to Florida for a job. As deputies approached the vehicle, they observed a jar containing approximately 2.5 grams of marijuana in plain view on the front passenger seat. While conducting a search of the vehicle, deputies located approximately 4.10 pounds of meth concealed in the natural void of the vehicle’s rear corner panel. The meth was packaged with cayenne and other spices in an attempt to mask the narcotic odor from being detected by K9s. In addition to the narcotics, $1,414 and drug paraphernalia was located in Moore’s luggage and throughout the vehicle. Deputies seized the narcotics and currency and arrested Moore on numerous charges.