Second-degree murder suspect arrested at traffic stop, hid marijuana in 5 gallon bucket in his car

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Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 9:00pm

Officers with the Broussard Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling east on US Hwy 90 in St. Martin Parish for a traffic violation.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as George Green, 41, of Ferriday. Green could not produce a driver’s license and during the course of the traffic stop, officers smelled a strong odor of green marijuana emitting from the vehicle.

Green refused consent to search and a K9 was called to sniff the vehicle. A positive K9 alert resulted in the discovery of 180.5 grams of marijuana ($360 street value) packaged in six bags for resale concealed in a 5 gallon plastic bucket.

Officers discovered that Green was wanted out of Concordia Parish on three charges for Failure to Appear for Second-Degree Murder, Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon and Possession With Intent to Distribute Cocaine, Marijuana, and Ecstasy. It was also discovered that Green’s license was suspended.

Green was booked in the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center on the charges of Possession with Intent To Distribute Marijuana, Monies Derived From Drug Proceeds, on the warrants for FTA for Second-Degree Murder, Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon and Possession With Intent to Distribute Cocaine, Marijuana, and Ecstasy , No License Plate Light and Driving under suspension. 

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