A.M. traffic stop nets drugs

Published 4:50 am Friday, July 7, 2017

A Bogalusa man was arrested on drug charges last weekend, according to Maj. Percy Knight, public information officer for the Bogalusa Police Department.

Knight said that in the early hours of Sunday morning, July 2, a BPD officer observed a vehicle that failed to use a turn signal at the intersection of West 12th Street and Avenue F. Knight said that when the officer pulled the vehicle over, he found it was occupied by two adults and two juveniles.

Knight said that the passenger, Korey Hampton, was holding a cigarette pack in his hand. When the officer asked him to hand it over, Hampton complied. The cigarette pack contained one small marijuana cigarette, Knight said. The two adult occupants were asked the exit the vehicle and the driver gave verbal consent to search the vehicle.

At that time the officer located another cigarette pack in the vehicle that contained two small marijuana cigarettes and a small plastic bag full of “crystal meth,” Knight said. The officer also reportedly moved a portable speaker and discovered a larger bag containing crystal meth. Also located were some small plastic bags that were used to package the methamphetamine, Knight said.

The driver was cited for the turn signal violation and released.

Hampton, 25, of Bogalusa, was placed under arrest on the charges of possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a drug free zone, possession of a controlled dangerous substance with a minor present, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and fourth or subsequent possession of marijuana.