A routine traffic stop resulted in a drug-related arrest over the weekend.
Shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday morning (December 17), a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy initiated a traffic stop on a red Infinity G35 after observing the vehicle run a stop sign on Brookter Road in the Kingspoint area of Slidell.
Before the deputy could exit his patrol car, the driver of the Infinity exited his vehicle and fled on foot while attempting to conceal what appeared to be a firearm in the waistband of his pants.
The deputy observed the driver, Trequan Rollins (DOB 12/14/1993; 310 Dorset Drive, Slidell) discard the loaded semi-automatic handgun near the intersection of Brookter Road and McCartney Court.
He then lost sight of Rollins and called for a K-9 to help in the pursuit.
K-9 Thor and his handler quickly located Rollins hiding in a nearby backyard and he was taken into custody.
Deputies discovered 7.6 ounces of marijuana, 2.8 ounces of cocaine (packaged for individual sale), a scale, plastic bags and $460 in cash inside Rollins’ vehicle.
He was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charges:
LRS 14:95.1 Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
LRS 14:95E Illegal Carrying of a Weapon During a Crime of Violence
LRS 40:967AC Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II CDS (Cocaine)
LRS 40:966AC Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I (Marijuana)
LRS 14:108 Resisting an Officer
LRS 40:1023 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
LRS 32:123 Failure to Stop/Yield
LRS 32:304C License Plate Must Be Illuminated
CCRP:21 Contempt of Court