NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Texas Department of Public Safety troopers arrested two Shreveport residents on drug charges Sunday morning after a search of their vehicle during a traffic stop allegedly revealed cocaine hidden in the SUV's head liner and a hall-rolled cigar containing marijuana.
Patrick Henry Parish, 26, and Carletha Renee Hall, 35, are still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail. Both suspects were charged with manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance between 1 and 400 grams, a first-degree felony, and possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor. No bail has been for either suspect at this time.
According to the arrest affidavit, DPS troopers stopped the pair's SUV on U.S. Highway 59 North for speeding. When the trooper made contact with the Parish, the driver, he reportedly noticed a strong odor of marijuana wafting from the car.
At that point, the DPS troopers executed a probable cause search on the vehicle. The search revealed 1 pound, 6 ounces of powdered cocaine hidden in the SUV's head liner. Hall also allegedly had a hand-rolled cigar with marijuana hidden in her clothes' waistband.
Both suspects were arrested at the scene and transported to the Nacogdoches County Jail.