August 02, 2017  |  03:41 pm

Members of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Highway Enforcement Unit arrested a California man in possession of approximately 2 pounds of high-grade marijuana following a traffic stop on I-12.

Deputies initiated a traffic stop early Tuesday morning after observing a rental car with a California license plate driving eastbound on Interstate 12 at a rate of 86 miles per hour. The driver, Donald Roots-Scott Jr., admitted to deputies that his driver’s license was expired and that he had marijuana inside the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of approximately 2 pounds of marijuana. The drugs were hidden inside two cereal boxes, which were sitting on the rear seat of the vehicle. Roots-Scott told deputies he was transporting the marijuana for distribution in nearby Mississippi.   

Donald Roots-Scott Jr. (DOB 2/21/1994; 4339 Norwood Ave., Sacramento, Calif.) was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charges.:

32:61 Exceeding the Maximum Speed Limit
32:412 Expired Driver’s License
40:966AC Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I CDS