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MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — A Texas man is charged with gun and drug crimes as the result of a Monroe traffic stop, authorities said.

On Wednesday, deputies of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office observed a vehicle traveling on Frontage Road in Monroe and failing to use a signal when turning into the parking lot of Lowe’s Home Improvement. A traffic stop was initiated by deputies and contact was made with the driver, 32-year-old Charles Lee Logwood of Houston, Texas.

According to deputies, they detected a strong marijuana odor coming from the vehicle and Logwood allegedly advised that he possessed a small amount of marijuana inside the car. After Logwood allegedly gave deputies consent to search the vehicle, authorities located the following items:

  • 9.25 pounds of methamphetamine
  • 3 pounds of marijuana
  • An unknown amount of crushed Percocet pills
  • A loaded .45 caliber handgun
  • A large amount of US currency

Logwood was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Illegally Carrying a Weapon in the Presence of Narcotics, two counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance, and Proper Signal to Turn.