Chief David McDavid said officers were out working radar on McHugh Road at Carpenter Road when a 2007 Chevrolet pick-up truck was registered as going 42 in a 30 m.p.h. speed zone.
Officers were able to slow the vehicle down, advising the driver to return back into the gated apartment complex it had just exited, said McDavid.
The driver, Terrance Whiten, 24, of 4000 McHugh Rd., Apt. #29 in Zachary, complied with officers.
When Whiten was asked for his registration and insurance, the officers said he walked back toward his vehicle and kept walking in an attempt to flee, McDavid said.
As the Zachary officers were making their arrest, McDavid said they smelled marijuana on Whiten.
“That’s when the officers deployed K-9 Thor, who alerted them to the passenger side of his vehicle,” said McDavid. “When they opened the driver’s door, they observed six large garbage bags containing about 207 lbs. of marijuana.”
In addition, officers found a bottle of promethazine containing codeine and a baby bottle containing a purple syrup-like substance, also suspected to be codeine, the Chief said.
Officers seized $6,147 in cash from Whiten’s truck and found about $16,000 in his apartment, said McDavid.
Whiten was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of Schedule V, resisting arrest by flight and speeding.