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Traffic stop leads to Houma drug arrest

Traffic stop leads to Houma drug arrest
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POSTED: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 2:30pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 2:34pm

A Houma man has been placed under arrest after police found a large bag of marijuana in his car during a traffic stop.

On August 26 at around 11:00 p.m., a Houma Police Officer saw a 2000 Dodge Ram truck stopped in the middle of the street on Roselawn Ave. The vehicle sped out of the area and was located on Grand Caillou Rd. and North Van Ave.

A traffic stop was conducted. The driver, Johnathon Bonvillian, 27, told authorities that the truck was not his and it must be in the glove box. As officers approached the vehicle to retrieve the documents, they saw large gallon-sized zip lock bag on the passenger floor board in plain view contained a large amount of marijuana.

Bonvillian was placed under arrest and was found to have a digital scale concealed on his person.

He was charged with Possession With Intent to Distribute CDS I, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, No Drivers License and Stop/Stand/Park in the Roadway.

The marijuana was weighed where it yielded an approximate weight of 232 grams or 8.3 ounces, or approx. 1/2 pound.

The owner of the vehicle contacted police in the early morning hours of August 27 attempting to report his vehicle stolen, once explained who had his vehicle the owner advised he did not want to pursue the issue and was told where his truck was impounded.  

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