Traffic stop leads to multiple charges for couple in DeSoto Parish

Updated: Aug. 21, 2018 at 11:04 AM CDT
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Kadezia Denise Rivers, 24 (Source: DPSO)
Kadezia Denise Rivers, 24 (Source: DPSO)
Leroy Dewayne Holbert, 34 (Source: DPSO)
Leroy Dewayne Holbert, 34 (Source: DPSO)

DESOTO PARISH, LA (KSLA) - An expired license plate landed two people behind bars with a laundry list of charges.

Kadezia Denise Rivers, 24, of Many is charged with one count each of possession of drug paraphernalia, improper equipment, no proof of insurance, driving under the influence, driving under suspension, failure to register a motor vehicle, resisting an officer and fugitive from justice, according to DeSoto Parish Sheriff's office.

Leroy Dewayne Holbert, 34, of Mansfield is charged with possession of schedule II, intent to distribute, possession of schedule IV and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Just after noon on Aug. 14, a DeSoto Parish deputy pulled over a Ford Fusion with an obstructed expiration date traveling south on Highway 171 in Mansfield.

The driver, Rivers, was asked to exit the vehicle. She told the deputy that her purse was stolen and she did not have any proof of insurance or IDs. She gave the officer a false name and birthdate which returned no information.

The deputy noticed the passenger, Holbert, moving around the vehicle and shoving something into the overhead visor. When asked, Holbert positively identified Rivers, according to a news release.

After the backup was called and Rivers and Holbert were patted down, the Fusion was searched.

Deputies say the inspection sticker had been tampered with. In the car was a glass pipe, commonly used with meth, hidden in the dash. A scale was found in the rear passenger seat, two baggies of suspected crystal methamphetamine, six clonazepam pills in the visor, and 15 small empty baggies commonly used for packaging and selling narcotics were found in the trunk.

Holbert said that all the narcotics were his.

The pair were booked into the DeSoto Parish Detention Center.

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