Routine traffic stop turns into huge drug bust

Friday, April 8, 2011 - 4:43am

A traffic stop on I-12 turned into a massive drug bust when officers found over 80 pounds of marijuana in one vehicle on April 7.

It happened just after 6:00 a.m. in St. Tammany Parish.

When state police pulled over Tasharian Riddick, 23, she acted nervous during the stop. After Riddick denied permission to search the car, officers brought in a drug dog.

Troopers say the found the large amount of marijuana in the trunk of the car.

Riddick has been charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute and Improper Lane Usage.

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