ERIC SCOTT RADIO | LAKE CHARLES, LA. — On January 9, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Combined Anti-Drug Task Force (C.A.T. Team) Detective Cpl. Kevin Hoover conducted a stop on a car traveling eastbound on I-10 between Vinton and Sulphur for a traffic violation.

When the driver of the car, Patrick V. Roberts, 23, Norfolk, Virginia, and passenger Timothy J. Baines, II, 35, Houston, began to act suspiciously during the traffic stop, Cpl. Hoover asked Roberts for permission to search the car and he refused.

After Cpl. Hoover’s K-9 “Mako” alerted to the odor of narcotics coming from the car, a search was conducted and approximately four grams of powder heroin and a duffle bag containing over 24 pounds of marijuana, with a combined estimated street value of $60,000, were recovered from the car. Cpl. Hoover also recovered a 9mm handgun from the car, which after running the serial number through NCIC was discovered to have been reported stolen.

Roberts and Baines were arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and both charged with possession of CDS I (marijuana) with intent to distribute; possession of CDS I (Heroin); possession of a stolen firearm; and possession of a firearm in the presence of CDS.

Their bonds are still pending.

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