Emmanuel Rodriguez- Enriquez, 25-years-old, of Houston, TX, was arrested on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at 12:06 am, on the following charges:
Possession of Schedule I CDS Marijuana w/Intent to Distribute (46 Pounds)
Improper Lane Use
No Driver’s License
On Tuesday, April 5th, at 11:50 pm, Berwick Police officers were patrolling U.S. Highway 90 East when they observed a vehicle reportedly cross the fog line several times. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle and the driver was identified as Enriquez. He was informed of the reason for the stop and he stated that he did not have a driver’s license.
While speaking with Enriquez, the officers noted that he was extremely nervous. Through investigation, the officers observed indicators of alleged narcotics trafficking and asked Enriquez for consent to search his vehicle, which he granted.
During the search of the vehicle, officers reportedly located a large duffle bag that contained 46 individual bags of marijuana, which all weighed one pound each. Enriquez admitted that he was being paid to transport the narcotics from Texas to Louisiana. At the conclusion of the investigation, Enriquez was placed under arrest and booked into the Berwick Jail where he remains with a $50,500.00 bond.
Berwick Police Chief David Leonard said, "I would like to commend our officers for the awareness during the traffic stop that led to a large seizure of marijuana. Because of the officers' training, they were able to quickly identify that this was no routine traffic stop. The officers' proactive patrols prevented a large amount of illegal narcotics from hitting our streets."