Narcotics Arrest From Traffic Stop

RAYWOOD, July 17, 2014 - On Tuesday, July15th, the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) made an arrest during a traffic stop that resulted in a narcotics arrest. A deputy assigned to the Criminal Interdiction Unit (CIU) was performing concentrated neighborhood patrols when he developed probable cause on a vehicle for several traffic violations. The deputy initiated the stop at F.M. 160 and F.M. 2830 in Raywood.  

During the stop, the deputy identified both the driver and passenger of the vehicle. Both subjects were interviewed during the roadside encounter. Information was developed and through the course of investigation, the passenger was found to be in possession of approximately 34 grams of what was believed to be “crack” cocaine. The substance was formed and shaped into what are known on the street as “cookies”, which is the bulk form of crack cocaine before it is broken into smaller fragments for sale, known as “rocks”.

The passenger was taken into custody. After further investigation, the driver of the vehicle was released. The passenger was then transported to the Liberty County Jail without incident.

Franklin Mouton, 62, of Devers was booked-in for the offense of Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1, More Than 4 grams, Less Than 200 Grams.

The offense is a 1st Degree Felony. Franklin Mouton was magistrated by Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace Stephen Hebert. Bond was set at $50,000. As of July 17th, Mouton is still incarcerated in the Liberty County Jail.

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