A traffic stop near Ajax May 6 at 11:45 a.m. led to the arrests of a California man and a Monroe woman on felony narcotics charges, according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones Jr.
Deputies were patrolling on I-49 near Ajax when they clocked a 2004 Ford Mustang traveling southbound, speeding 89 miles per hour in a 75 mph zone.
They identified the driver as Candace Patrice Roberson, 27 of Monroe.
A passenger was identified as DeShawn Dupree Lee, 24 of Sacramento, Cali.
A computer background check alerted deputies that Roberson’s license was suspended. They smelled a strong marijuana odor coming from the vehicle and Roberson admitted that he’d smoked marijuana earlier.
Deputies discovered two bundles of suspected high grade marijuana (kush) weighing 2 pounds with a potential street value of $3,000 dollars and $350 cash.
Roberson and Lee were booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center. Roberson was charged with possession of CDS schedule I marijuana with intent to distribute, speeding and driving under suspension. She remains in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center with bond set at $10,000.
Lee was charged with possession of CDS schedule I marijuana with intent to distribute-second offense. He is on felony probation for a narcotics conviction in California was also arrested by Alexandria Police Dec. 19, 2015. He remains in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center with bond set at $20,000.
The vehicle was impounded by a local wrecker service.
The couple was reportedly traveling from Shreveport to Alexandria.
Dep. J. Augustus was assisted by Dep. M. Giamonne and the Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force.