CHALMETTE, La. (WGNO) — A traffic stop in Chalmette led deputies from the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office to find more than $20,000 worth of narcotics.
On Wednesday (April 11th), deputies stopped 31-year-old Norman Pearley in the 3300 block of Golden Drive after noticing an unreadable temporary license plate.
During the stop, deputies say they smelled a strong weed odor coming from the car, which prompted them to search the vehicle.
From the search, they recovered MDMA, ecstasy, fentanyl, promethazine hydrochloride, marijuana, cocaine, and drug paraphernalia plus a firearm.
After a background check, deputies also learned that Pearley did not have a valid driver’s license, and is a convicted felon who served time for false imprisonment while armed with a dangerous weapon.
Pearly has been booked on the following charges:
- improper display of temporary license plate
- no driver’s license, possession with intent to distribute marijuana
- possession with intent to distribute MDMA Ecstasy and fentanyl
- possession of cocaine and fentanyl
- possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
- possession of a firearm by a person convicted of domestic abuse battery
- possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled dangerous substances
- possession of a Legend drug without a prescription or order
- possession of drug paraphernalia.
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