Man that ran from traffic stop found to have large amount of cocaine, heroin

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by Chelsea Gaudin / webteam@wwltv.com / @WWLTV

wwltv.com

Posted on February 11, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Updated Saturday, Feb 11 at 5:53 PM

NEW ORLEANS – A Treme traffic stop led to the arrest of man in possession of a large amount of cocaine, heroin and over $4,000 in cash, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

On Saturday in the 900 block of North Dorgenois Street, police stopped Fredrick Washington, 42, who was on federal parole for distribution of cocaine.

Washington discarded a plastic bag as he attempted to run away, but officers eventually brought him to the ground with the use of a taser.

The plastic bag contained two ounces of cocaine, police said.

When investigators learned that Washington lived at 929 North Dorgenois St., they went to the residence to find the door open and suspicious drug paraphernalia sitting inside.

After securing a search warrant, they discovered 389 grams of cocaine, 16 grams of heroin, packaging consistent with kilo packaging and $4,280, police said.

Washington was booked with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and heroin and resisting an officer.

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