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April 13, 2022

Slidell-area Man Arrested After Drugs Found Inside Vehicle

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded Tuesday (April 12, 2022) afternoon to a report of a motorist driving recklessly and ended up arresting 26 year-old Mark Fos of Slidell after finding a variety of narcotics inside his vehicle.

At approximately 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, deputies were dispatched to the area of Kisatchie Drive near Slidell in reference to a suspicious subject, who witnesses reported had been driving a 2014 Cadillac CTS recklessly on Gause Boulevard. Those witnesses were attempting to force the vehicle to stop, when it became disabled after striking a curb.

When deputies arrived on scene, the driver Mark Fos was located outside the vehicle and appeared to be under the influence of some type of illicit narcotic. Fos had trace amounts of a white powdery substance underneath his nose and the odor of marijuana was emanating from the interior of the Cadillac. 

A subsequent search of the vehicle located approximately 2.95 grams of suspected marijuana, approximately 5.52 grams of suspected Ketamine, 49 THC vape cartridges, 33 Xanax pills, 11 Oxycodone pills, a rolled up dollar bill with suspected Ketamine residue and approximately $20,000.

After he was checked out by medical personnel on scene, Fos was placed under arrest for the offenses of Possession with the Intent to Distribute Schedule I (THC Vape Cartridges), Possession with the Intent to Distribute Schedule IV (Xanax), Possession of Schedule I (Marijuana), Two Counts of Possession of Schedule II (Oxycodone), Possession of Schedule III (Ketamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Transactions Involving Proceeds from Drug Offenses. Fos was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail and bond was set at $30,000.00.

“This is an example of how our residents can help us do our job,” Sheriff Randy Smith. “If you see something suspicious or a vehicle being driven recklessly, do not approach the individual. Please call 911 or (985) 898-2338. You never know you might just be helping get a drug dealer off the streets.”

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