POSTED: Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 12:30pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 12:34pm
CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (NBC33) — A Tennessee man was arrested for possession of 30 pounds of marijuana last night after he took law enforcement on a high speed chase down I-10.
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that a detective with the C.A.T. Team (Combined Anti-Drug Task Force) attempted a traffic stop on Wednesday, April 10 shortly after midnight. The vehicle, however, refused to pull over and took off at a high rate of speed in excess of 100 mph.
The driver exited I-10 in Sulphur and the driver continued to travel at a high speed. Spike strips were deployed in Cameron Parish, and the vehicle was eventually disabled.
The driver of the vehicle, Kendall M. Johnson, 21, jumped out of the car and attempted to flee on foot. Deputies gave chase and eventually apprehended Johnson.
Officials say 30 pounds of marijuana were located in the trunk of the vehicle. We’re told the street value of is estimated at $100,000.
Johnson was arrested and charged with Possession of CDS I (marijuana) with Intent to Distribute, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Resisting Arrest, and Driving Under Suspension. His bond was set at $59,500.