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PONCHATOULA, La. (WGNO) — The Ponchatoula Police Department seized several drugs, and a firearm during a traffic stop on Thursday afternoon. The traffic stop resulted in the arrest of 43-year-old Robert Scott.

Ponchatoula Police made a post on Facebook that said around 3:15 p.m., Scott was stopped by police with a suspended driver’s license. Reports show that Scott told deputies he had a handgun in his vehicle at the time and allowed deputies to search it. K9 Flash and his handler Cpl. Gordon was called to the scene to conduct a free air sweep of the vehicle, which resulted in K9 Flash giving an alert to deputies.

During the search, deputies found the following:

  • A digital weight scale
  • Sandwich baggies
  • 3 individually packaged baggies of suspected marijuana
  • 1 baggie of suspected heroin
  • Suspected Vyvanse pills
  • Suspected Alprazolam pills
  • Suspected Ecstasy MDMA pills.
  • Handgun with 3 magazines and 1 extended magazine that was fully loaded with 45 rounds of 9mm ammunition.
  • 5mL bottle of Promethazine syrup

According to police, Scott was arrested with the following charges:

  • 1 count- Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm
  • 1 count- Possession of a Firearm While Possessing CDS
  • 2 counts- Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I CDS
  • 1 count- Possession of Schedule I Drugs
  • 1 count- Possession of Schedule II Drugs
  • 1 count- Possession of Schedule IV Drugs
  • 1 count- Possession of Schedule V Drugs
  • 1 count- Driving Under Suspension

He was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office jail.