RPSO seizes 13 pounds of marijuana, Ecstasy
Richland Parish deputies have seized 13 pounds of marijuana and almost a thousand Ecstasy pills.
Richland Parish Sheriff Gary Gilley said at approximately 12:47 a.m. June 21, deputies observed a black Chevrolet Camaro fail to stop at the intersection of LA Highway 183 and U.S. Highway 80.
Upon being stopped, the vehicle’s driver, 28-year-old Ellis A. Pink stated he was headed to Mississippi to visit family, coming from Houston, Texas.
Deputies said Pink was acting nervous during the stop and failed to provide a valid driver license when asked by deputies.
Due to Pink’s behavior, RPSO deputies asked for permission to search the vehicle. Pink refused and an RPSO K-9 Officer was called and K -9 Brute alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle.
A subsequent search revealed approximately 13 pounds of marijuana and 990 Ecstasy pills concealed in a wrapped gift box.
Pink was arrested for numerous traffic charges along with possession of Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 narcotics with intent to distribute and was booked into the Richland Parish Detention Center.