Covington traffic stop leads to cocaine-related arrest
POSTED: Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 12:00pm
UPDATED: Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 12:04pm
Covington, La — A routine traffic stop has resulted in the arrest of a Houston, TX woman on drug charges.
The traffic stop took place shortly before midnight on the evening of April 29 as a State Trooper saw a 2013 Toyota sedan driving erratically while northbound on LA 21 in Covington.
The driver, Veronique Allen, 41, originally of Bogalusa, gave her consent to search the vehicle. The Trooper discovered 2 .4 kilograms of cocaine in a rear cargo compartment.
Further investigation by detectives revealed that the narcotics were headed to the Bogalusa area for distribution throughout the community. Through additional investigative measures, narcotic agents identified a residence in Bogalusa suspected of the drug activity and executed a search warrant resulting in the additional seizure of marijuana, cocaine, and assorted drug paraphernalia.