Traffic stops lead to drug arrests

Stephen Swindle
Monday, October 31, 2011 - 12:14pm

Bossier Sheriff Larry Deen says three men were arrested over the weekend for drug violations.

Tracy Gordon, 46, and his passenger Gilbert Garza, Jr., 41, both of Harker Heights, Texas, were speeding on I-20 when deputies pulled them over. Upon approaching the vehicle, deputies smelled an odor of marijuana. Gordon consented to the search, and deputies found suspected marijuana roaches, a cigar consistent with the roaches and a bag of marijuana. An open can of cold beer was also found in the vehicle. Gordon admitted that he knew the drugs were in the car. Garza admitted to smoking marijuana. Both were arrested and transported to the Bossier Maximum Security facility. Gordon was charged with possession of schedule I: marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding, no driver’s license on his person, and open container. His bond was set at $1,450. Garza was charged with possession of schedule I: marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and open container. His bond was set at $1200.

                     Tracy Gordon

Later that same night along I-20, deputies arrested another man on similar charges. Stephen Ryan Swindle, 21, of the 9400 block of Wardlow Drive in Shreveport, was seen crossing over the fog line several times. Deputies pulled him over, and he gave them consent to search his vehicle. During the search, deputies found 2.2 grams of suspected marijuana and a glass smoking pipe. Swindle was arrested and transported to the Bossier Maximum Security Facility. He was charged with possession of schedule I: marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, improper lane usage, and expired motor vehicle inspection. His bond was set at $1300.

                    Gilbert Garza

From Bossier Sheriff's Office
 

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