On Monday (February 7, 2022) just after 3:00 PM, Detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office Highway Enforcement Unit arrested a South Carolina man after finding 4 semi-automatic rifles and drugs in his vehicle.
Detectives conducted a traffic stop on I-12 westbound near Highway 21 in Covington. The black Buick Verano, bearing a South Carolina license plate, was speeding and following vehicles at an unsafe distance. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was identified as 28-year-old Quintrell L. Richardson of South Carolina.
Pursuant to a consensual search of the vehicle, approximately 44.62 grams of marijuana, 13 bags containing a variety of THC edibles (approximately 513.22 grams), drug paraphernalia, approximately 48 grams of Psilocybin Mushroom edibles, approximately 22 MDMA (Ecstasy) pills, 1 Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride pills (10 mg), and 4 semi-automatic rifles were located inside the car.
Richardson was placed under arrest for the Speeding, Following Vehicles, Possession of a Sch. I CDS (Marijuana), Possession of a Sch. I CDS (Psilocybin Mushrooms), Possession of a Sch. I CDS (MDMA/Ecstasy), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Firearm with Controlled Dangerous Substance, and Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon.
Sheriff Randy Smith stated, “The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Highway Enforcement Unit continues to be very productive with arrests and seizures of narcotics and weapons. These hard working deputies will continue to take weapons and drugs, from those involved in criminal activities, in order to ensure they do not make it to the streets of St. Tammany Parish.”