After deputies activated emergency lights, the vehicle moved forward, eventually stopping again. When they approached the vehicle, officers detected a strong odor of marijuana.
The driver, 51-year-old Troy Smith of Alexandria has been arrested three prior times since January by the Metro Division, became increasingly nervous.
Smith had a clear plastic bag near the gear shift containing a large “brick” of suspected marijuana that weighed over a pound. A subsequent search of the vehicle was conducted where two prescription bottles were found. One bottle contained Hydrocodone, but was prescribed for Tramadol, a non-narcotic pain medication. The other bottle was in another person’s name and also contained Hydrocodone of a different type. Deputies also found a box of sandwich bags and digital scale inside the vehicle.
Troy Smith was arrested on drug charges and Obstruction of a Highway and was later released on a ,250 bond.
– KLAX ABC 31 News, April 19, 2013