Destrehan woman stopped for driving erratically; deputies find marijuana, cash in car trunk _lowres

Shannon Swan

Tangipahoa deputies found drugs and tens of thousands of dollars in a car during a weekend traffic stop, the Sheriff’s Office reported Tuesday.

A lieutenant pulled over a vehicle traveling erratically down Interstate 12 on Saturday, nearly causing a crash, according to a news release. Driver Shannon Swan, 51, of Destrehan, did not consent to a search of her vehicle, but a police canine sniffing outside the vehicle alerted deputies to possible drugs in the trunk.

They found a shoe box containing marijuana and about $48,000 in cash, the release states. Swan was cited for several traffic violations and arrested on a count of possession with the intent to distribute marijuana.