Jamal Abron, age 28 and of Franklinton, was arrested Tuesday (January 24, 2023) by officers with the Covington Police Department's Criminal Patrol Division.
The officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at the intersection of Louisiana Highway 25 at Branch Crossing Drive for a traffic violation, After the initial stop, officers conducted a probable cause search of Abron’s vehicle which resulted in the discovery of the following items: 2,102.22 grams of marijuana (Approx. 4.64 lbs.), several scales, clear plastic baggies, rolling papers, and approximately $5,500 in cash, believed to be proceeds from drug transactions.
Abron was arrested for the following Louisiana State Violations: Possession with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Transactions involving proceeds from drug offenses, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (4 counts), Operating a Vehicle while License is Suspended, and Registration; Commercial Vehicles; Expired License Plate. Abron was subsequently transported to the St Tammany Parish Jail.
Chief Ferrell: “Let this serve as another reminder to citizens who choose to participate in illegal drug dealing; we will not tolerate this criminal element. We are a proactive department, and it would be wise not to distribute illegal drugs in our city, as you will often get caught.”