Three men known as “Greedy,” “Bubba” and “Slop” were picked up in Tangipahoa Parish this month after law enforcement found roughly 7 kilograms of cocaine in one of their cars, a criminal complaint filed in the federal court in New Orleans says.
A state trooper pulled over a truck with a Louisiana license plate on Feb. 11 for improper lane usage, wrote Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Chad Scott.
Derrick “Bubba” Wesley was behind the wheel and James Rudolph “Greedy” Williams was riding along. The trooper asked to search the truck, which Wesley denied.
A Tangipahoa Parish deputy took a police dog to the scene to sniff around, and the dog smelled drugs. When the DEA and state troopers searched the truck, they found a suitcase on the back floorboard with approximately 7 kilograms of cocaine and a large sum of cash, Scott wrote.
Officials found the truck was leased to Quardarell “Slop” Robinson, who was picked up for following too close to another vehicle. Again, the police dog caught the scent of drugs near his car, the complaint states. Robinson said he had been traveling from Gainesville, Florida, to Baton Rouge to visit family.
Williams told special agents that he had gone with Wesley and Robinson to the Houston area where they bought cocaine for $30,000 per kilogram. He and Wesley said they had bought cocaine there twice before, the complaint states.
Williams also said Robinson was their look-out as they traveled from Texas to Florida.
The three each face a count of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine hydrochloride, according to the court document.