On Monday, February 7th, just after 3:00 PM, Detectives with the St. Tammany Sheriff’s Highway Enforcement Unit arrested a South Carolina man after conducting a traffic stop on I-12 westbound near Highway 21 in Covington.
Detectives observed a black Buick Verano, bearing a South Carolina license plate, speeding and following vehicles at an unsafe distance.
After successfully stopping the vehicle, the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was identified as 28 YO Quintrell L. Richardson of South Carolina.
Pursuant to a consensual search of the vehicle, approximately 44.62 grams of marijuana, 13 bags containing a variety of THC edibles, approximately 48 grams of Psilocybin Mushroom edibles, approximately 22 Ecstasy pills, and 4 semi-automatic rifles were located inside the car.
Richardson was placed under arrest for multiple violations and transported to the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center.
Sheriff Randy Smith said the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Highway Enforcement Unit continues to be very productive with arrests and seizures of narcotics and weapons.