Plaquemines Parish man found with one pound of marijuana, $3,590 cash and a digital scale in vehicle

Posted: July 17th, 2012 | Filed under: News Releases

marijuanaandpills-004A Plaquemines Parish man was arrested in eastern St. Bernard Monday night, July 16, with one pound of marijuana worth about $1,000, a wallet containing $3,590 in cash and a digital scale, all in the vehicle he was driving, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Kevin Wagner, 30, of Braithwaite was booked with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and with possession of drug paraphernalia, which was the scale. He was jailed but has been released on $15,000 bond.

Wagner was stopped about 8 p.m. when agents of the sheriff’s Special Investigations Division headed by Maj. Chad Clark noticed the vehicle because it was similar to a vehicle sought in a separate investigation.

He said when officers approached the car they smelled a strong aroma of raw marijuana coming from inside and saw loose vegetable matter on a passenger seat.

Wagner complied with a request to search the vehicle and they found a bag that had three plastic bags of marijuana inside, weighing a total of one pound, along with the scale, Pohlmann said.

The wallet with the cash inside was located in a center console.

Wagner acknowledged under questioning he had been selling marijuana in St. Bernard Parish, Pohlmann said.