April 12, 2022  |  07:22 pm

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded Tuesday (April 12) afternoon to a report of a motorist driving recklessly and ended up arresting a Slidell-area man after finding a variety of narcotics inside his vehicle.

At approximately 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, deputies were dispatched to the area of Kisatchie Drive near Slidell in reference to a suspicious subject, who witnesses reported had been driving a 2014 Cadillac CTS recklessly on Gause Boulevard. Those witnesses were attempting to force the vehicle to stop, when it became disabled after striking a curb.

When deputies arrived on scene, the driver Mark Fos (W/M DOB 10-30-1995) of Slidell, was located outside the vehicle and appeared to be under the influence of some type of illicit narcotic. 

Fos had trace amounts of a white powdery substance underneath his nose, and the odor of marijuana was emanating from the interior of the Cadillac. 

A subsequent search of the vehicle located approximately 2.95 grams of suspected marijuana, approximately 5.52 grams of suspected Ketamine, 49 THC vape cartridges, 33 Xanax pills, 11 Oxycodone pills, a rolled up dollar bill with suspected Ketamine residue and approximately $20,000.

After he was checked out by medical personnel on scene, Fos was placed under arrest. He will be booked into the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center on the following charges:

L.R.S. 40:966A  Possession with the Intent to Distribute Schedule I (THC Vape Cartridges)
L.R.S. 40:966A  Possession with the Intent to Distribute Schedule IV (Xanax)
L.R.S. 40:966C  Possession of Schedule I (Marijuana)
L.R.S. 40:967C  Possession of Schedule II (Oxycodone) 2 counts
L.R.S. 40:968C  Possession of Schedule III (Ketamine)
L.R.S. 40:1023  Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
L.R.S. 40:1041  Transactions Involving Proceeds from Drug Offenses

“This is an example of how our residents can help us do our job,” Sheriff Randy Smith. “If you see something suspicious or a vehicle being driven recklessly, do not approach the individual. Please call 911 or (985) 898-2338. You never know you might just be helping get a drug dealer off the streets.”