Drug Dog Nabs Brevard Woman Transporting Pot
By Space Coast Daily // May 17, 2012
Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest
CALCASIEU, LOUISIANA – Combined Anti-Drug Task Force Team detectives and an alert drug detection dog helped apprehend a Satellite Beach woman today transporting more than $50,000 worth of marijuana.
Drug Det. Sgt. Jeff Cole of Calcasieu stopped an automobile with Florida license plates about 8 a.m. this morning on I-10 east of Lake Charles, Louisiana for a traffic violation.
When Cole spoke with the vehicle’s driver, Rhawnie R. Tijerina, 26, he said she acted suspiciously and so he then asked for Tijerina’s permission to search the automobile.
Cole and his K-9 partner “Basco” then discovered several large trash bags in the vehicle’s trunk containing 25 pounds of marijuana.
The pot was wrapped in layers of trash bags, fabric softener sheets and stored in a plastic storage bin.
Louisiana police estimate the street value of the marijuana exceeds $50,000.
Tijerina, whose listed address is 130 Roosevelt Avenue in Satellite Beach, was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center.
She is charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.