Slidell man, 26, arrested for drug possession after traffic stop


SLIDELL, La. (WGNO) – The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest of a Slidell motorist on Kisatchie Drive after a traffic stop resulted in the discovery of narcotics at the inside his vehicle.

According to the report, authorities were notified around 2:30 p.m. that Mark Fos, 26, was recklessly driving his 2014 Cadillac CTS along Gause Boulevard near Slidell on Tuesday.

Drugs seized during traffic stop in Slidell (Photo: St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office)

These witnesses were trying to force the vehicle to stop when it came to a stop after hitting a curb.

When deputies arrived at the scene, Fos was outside the vehicle and reportedly appeared to be under the influence.

Fos reportedly had traces of a white powdery substance under his nose, and the smell of marijuana was emanating from inside the Cadillac.

A subsequent search of the vehicle located approximately 2.95 grams of suspected marijuana, approximately 5.52 grams of suspected ketamine, 49 THC vape cartridges, 33 Xanax pills, 11 oxycodone pills, one dollar bill coil containing suspected ketamine residue and approximately $20,000.

After being examined by medical personnel on site, Fos was taken into custody. He will be incarcerated at the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center for the following charges:

  • LRS 40:966A Possession with intent to distribute Schedule I (THC vape cartridges)
  • LRS 40:966A Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule IV (Xanax)
  • LRS 40:966C Possession of Schedule I (marijuana)
  • LRS 40:967C Possession Schedule II (oxycodone) 2 counts
  • LRS 40:968C Schedule III Possession (Ketamine)
  • LRS 40:1023 Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • LRS 40:1041 Transactions involving the proceeds of drug offenses

“This is an example of how our residents can help us do our job,” said Sheriff Randy Smith. “If you see anything suspicious or a vehicle being driven recklessly, do not approach the individual. Please call 911 or (985) 898-2338. You never know you might just help get a trafficker out of street drugs.

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