May 31, 2019  |  04:56 pm

A traffic stop in St. Tammany Parish Friday morning (May 31) uncovers nearly nine ounces of heroin and a firearm and results in the arrest of a South Carolina couple.

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop at approximately 10:30 a.m. Friday on a black Volvo headed eastbound on Interstate 10 near the Interstate 12 interchange in Slidell. The vehicle was occupied by the driver, Antonio Fuller (DOB 9/29/1984), and his girlfriend, Asia Gregg (DOB 2/23/1988), both of South Carolina.

While deputies were speaking with Fuller and Gregg, they both admitted to being in possession of a small amount of marijuana which led to a subsequent search of the vehicle. That search uncovered 8.6 ounces (244.2 grams) of suspected heroin, 3.7 grams of suspected marijuana and a Smith & Wesson .40 caliber handgun. 

As deputies attempted to place Fuller under arrest, he fled on foot, but he was quickly apprehended.

Detectives with the Saint Tammany Parish Narcotics Task Force and agents with the Department of Homeland Security Investigations Team assisted in the arrests.

Fuller was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charges: 

L.R.S. 40:966AC Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I CDS (Heroin)
L.R.S. 40:966C Possession of Marijuana
L.R.S. 14:95E Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
L.R.S. 14:95E Possession of a Firearm in the presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance  
L.R.S. 14:108 Resisting an Officer

He also received a citation for L.R.S. 32:79 Improper Lane Usage.

Gregg was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charges: 

L.R.S. 40:966AC Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I CDS (Heroin)
L.R.S. 40:966C Possession of Marijuana
L.R.S. 14:95E Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
L.R.S. 14:95E Possession of a Firearm in the presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance   

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force is comprised of members of the STPSO and Mandeville Police Department.