A Florida man was arrested in possession of 10 bundles of compressed powder cocaine during a traffic stop along Interstate-10 in Sulphur recently.
On February 22, 2018 at approximately 10:45 a.m., detectives with the Combined Anti-Drug Task Force (CAT) Criminal Patrol Unit conducted a traffic stop on a 2006 Kia passenger car eastbound on I-10 near mile marker 20 for a traffic violation.
The driver of the vehicle was identified to be Kavin Dwayne Grandison, a current resident of Pensacola, Fla. During the course of the traffic stop detectives observed numerous indicators they recognized to be consistent with that of in transit criminal activity. Detectives issued Grandison a notice of violation for the traffic offense.
Based off the observations and raised suspicion, detectives further requested permission to conduct a search of the vehicle suspecting the presence of contraband. Grandison declined consent.
A police K-9 was used to conduct a free air sniff around the exterior of Grandison’s vehicle. While conducting a free air sniff, police K-9 “Rambo” showed a positive response to drug odor coming from the vehicle.
Following a K-9 alert CAT Detectives conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle, further recovering approximately 10 bundles of compressed powder cocaine totaling 12.2 pounds, with the estimated value of $157,000. The 10 bundles of compressed cocaine were found to be concealed inside the gas tank of the vehicle.
Grandison was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center, charged with Possession of CDS II (Cocaine) over 400 grams. A bond has not been set at this time.