Covington traffic stop leads to cocaine-related arrest

Covington traffic stop leads to cocaine-related arrest
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POSTED: Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 1:00pm

UPDATED: Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 1:04pm

 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. 


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