Louisiana man found with meth while being booked into jail

Credit: Golden Meadow Police Department

Credit: Golden Meadow Police Department

A Louisiana man who was stopped for driving without a license plate light was arrested Tuesday on drug charges after police found 22.3 grams of methamphetamine "on his person" while he was being booked, WVUE reported.

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Officials with the Golden Meadow Police Department said Trapper Pellegrin, 40, of Cut Off, was charged with taking contraband to a penal institution, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license, the Daily Comet of Lafourche Parish reported.

During the traffic stop, an officer allegedly found a digital scale while patting Pellegrin down, WVUE reported.

Although Pellegrin denied having any drugs or other illegal items, a K-9 unit was called in to assist, WGNO reported. Police arrested Pellegrin and he was searched more thoroughly at the Lafourche Parish jail, the television station reported. That is when police found the meth, WVUE reported.

Pellegrin was also issued a citation for the license plate light violation, the television station reported.

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