Thibodaux: Traffic Stop leads to Discovery of 686 Ecstasy Pills; Drug, Illegal Gun Possession Arrest

Kevin Tolbert, 34 of Thibodaux, was arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute MDMA; Violation of a Stop Sign; Sale, Distribution, Or Possession of a Legend Drug Without a Prescription or Order Prohibited; Possession of a Firearm/Carry Concealed Weapon by a Convicted Felon; Illegal Possession of a Stolen Firearm; and Illegal Carrying of a Weapon in the Presence of CDS, Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced.

On Tuesday, February 25, Thibodaux Police Department (TPD) Narcotic’s Agents conducted a traffic stop on a 2006 Maroon Chevrolet Trailblazer for failing to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Bryant Street & Cardinal Drive in Thibodaux.

After being hesitant to stop the vehicle for police, Tolbert finally came to a stop in the 1300 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard, according to police. He was ordered seven times to exit the vehicle before complying after he was observed reaching toward the passenger side of the vehicle, police say.

He appeared nervous and evaded Agent’s questions, according to TPD, and during that time, a Canine gave a positive alert to the odor of some type of illegal narcotics coming from the vehicle.

According to TPD: Agents found a loaded Smith & Wesson Pistol (later learned to be stolen from Texas), one full pint bottle of suspected Promethazine Syrup and 686 suspected ecstasy pills.

Mr. Tolbert was transported to the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex, where he later posted a $50,600.00 bond.