The driver of the vehicle, Henry Allen Winks (B/M DOB 1/31/78) of 14747 Rhonda Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70816 claimed to be traveling from Houston, TX to Baton Rouge, LA. Corporal Hoover observed Winks acting suspiciously. Following the traffic stop, Corporal Hoover requested permission to search the car. Winks gave written permission to search the vehicle.
A subsequent search was conducted and revealed approximately 1 pound of cocaine in a black backpack under the passenger seat.
Winks was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center for possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute over 400 grams.
The estimated street value for the contraband is $60,000. Bond has not been set at time of this release.