Traffic stop on I-20 lands California couple in jail on drug charges

Louisiana Crime News

L – Donhante Pridgett
R – Tiffany Pridgett
Photos courtesy of OPSO

MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — On Monday January 10 shortly after 2 p.m., troopers with the Louisiana State Police arrested a California couple after a traffic stop led to the discovery of multiple pounds of marijuana.

While conducting a traffic stop eastbound on I-20, troopers noticed a white vehicle fail to move into the left lane or slow down. The vehicle was then pulled over and troopers made contact with the driver, 33-year-old Tiffany Pridgett and her husband Donhante.

After speaking with the couple, troopers requested to search the vehicle and were denied. Officers then brought out a K-9 to sniff the vehicle due to the couple’s suspicious behavior.

Troopers later obtained a warrant to search the vehicle and found approximately 2.2 pounds of marijuana in the trunk.

While searching the vehicle, troopers noticed Donhante chewing on the paper card holder for a hotel room key in an attempt to destroy the key.

Troopers later located the room in which the Pridgetts were staying and found an additional approximate 9 pounds of marijuana.

Tiffany and Donhante Pridgett were arrested and booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center on the following charges:

Tiffany Pridgett –

  • Failure to Yield for an Emergency Vehicle
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana
  • Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana

Donhante Pridgett –

  • Resisting an Officer by Identification
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana
  • Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana
  • Obstruction of Justice

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