Couple with 3 trash bags of pot arrested on I-10

St. Martinville, La. - A Houston couple heading to New Orleans was arrested on 1-10 with three trash bags of marijuana.  A St. Martin Parish deputy pulled the couple over for a traffic violation on I-10 near Breaux Bridge and noticed an strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the car.  After reportedly receiving consent to search the truck, the deputy found approximately 50 pounds of marijuana in three separate trash bags.

The driver who was identified as Donovan Smith, 23, Houston, TX, and his passenger Mukeyah Nichols, 20, also of Houston were placed under arrest without incident and were transported to the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center where they were booked on the following charges:

Donavon Smith was charged with Improper Lane Usage and Possession with Intent to distribute Marijuana

Mukeyah Nichols was charged with Possession With Intent to Distribute Marijuana.