Early-morning traffic stop nets pot, counterfeit cash

Published 2:24 pm Thursday, November 9, 2017

Early Thursday morning, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office patrol deputy Jay Dupre observed a vehicle driving erratically on Highway 21 in the Angie area. He made a traffic stop on the vehicle, which contained four males and reportedly discovered both marijuana and counterfeit $100 bills inside the vehicle, according to Chief Deputy Mike Haley of the WPSO.

Darrius Miller

An occupant of the vehicle, Darrius Dvante’ Miller, 18, a resident of 294 Wright Avenue in Terrytown, was arrested and placed in the Washington Parish Jail and charged with possession with intent to distribute Schedule I drugs and possession of counterfeit money. He remains in jail with his bond set at $15,000.

“Shortly after midnight, when most honest citizens are asleep in their homes, our patrol deputies are working throughout the parish to protect everyone,” Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said. “In this situation, Deputy Dupre made a brave night-time stop on a vehicle containing four unknown males. He handled the entire matter in a professional and safe manner and was able to get both illegal drugs and counterfeit money out of our community.

“The drug dealer went to jail and our deputy went home to be with his family. That is a good ending.”