Two Arrested in Louisiana After Officer Finds Large Number of Tablets and Unknown Liquid During Traffic Stop in Calcasieu Parish
Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana – Two people were arrested in Louisiana after an officer found a large number of tablets and an unknown liquid during a traffic stop in Calcasieu Parish.
The Westlake Police Department reported on May 2, 2023, that on April 25, at 9:23 a.m., Officer Quebodeaux performed a traffic stop on a 4-door vehicle heading east on Interstate 10 at mile marker 27.
The odor of marijuana was emitting from the vehicle when officials made contact with the driver, according to authorities. Officer Quebodeaux detained both the vehicle’s driver and a passenger. Officer Quebodeaux reportedly discovered roughly 1000 marked Tapentadol 200MG tablets, a Schedule II narcotic, during the inquiry. According to reports from police, the pills appeared to be pressed and counterfeit, and they will be analyzed at a crime lab. A small bottle containing an unknown liquid was also discovered and will be tested at the crime lab.
Rashad Duplessis was arrested by Officer Quebodeaux for alleged possession of a Schedule II with intent to distribute as well as a warrant for bank fraud.
Emille Simmons, the passenger, was arrested on an out-of-state warrant for possession of more than 50 pounds of marijuana. Duplessis and Simmons were booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center.
An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.