Louisiana Man Arrested After Authorities Discover 100 THC Vape Cartridges and Over Seven Pounds of Marijuana During Traffic Stop

By Calcasieu Staff
Published April 28, 2023

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Louisiana Man Arrested After Authorities Discover 100 THC Vape Cartridges and Over Seven Pounds of Marijuana During Traffic Stop

Rapides Parish, Louisiana – A man from Louisiana was arrested after authorities found 100 THC vape cartridges and more than seven pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop.

The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office stated on April 27, 2023, that on April 17, 2023, K-9 Deputies assigned to the Rapides Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) Unit – Highway Interdiction Team conducted an improper lane usage traffic stop on Interstate 49 north of Alexandria.

According to reports, deputies approached the driver, identified as Micheal Julius Miner, 21, of Franklinton, Louisiana, and immediately detected what they considered to be a significant marijuana stench emanating from the vehicle. Miner reportedly confirmed to Deputies that he had about one gram of marijuana in his vehicle.

A free-air sniff of the vehicle was conducted by the K-9 and a positive alert was observed. Authorities searched the vehicle’s inside and reportedly uncovered one hundred THC vape cartridges, over seven pounds of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and a weapon.

Miner was arrested and transported to the Rapides Parish Detention Center, where he was booked for CDS 1 with intent to distribute (Marijuana) > 2.5 pounds, illegal carrying of a firearm with illegal drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, and improper lane usage.

The Rapides Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) Unit is a multi-jurisdictional team made up of the Alexandria Police Department, the Ball Police Department, the Boyce Police Department, the Cheneyville Police Department, the Forest Hill Police Department, the Glenmora Police Department, the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Lecompte Police Department, the McNary Police Department, the Pineville Police Department, the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Woodworth Police Department, and the Grant Parish District Attorney’s

Authorities indicated that the RADE Unit continues to target persons suspected of drug trafficking in Central Louisiana. You can send direct messages to the Rapides Area Drug Enforcement Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RADEunit/ if you have information or want to report any narcotics activity.

An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. A person is presumed innocent until proven guilty.