A traffic stop conducted by a Kenner policeman led to a narcotics arrest and money seizure, the Kenner Police Department said.
Just before 2 p.m. Friday, narcotics detective David Schlueter stopped a 2011 Nissan Maxima in the 2800 block of Tifton Street for a windshield tint violation, police said.
During the stop, the detective said, he saw a brown paper bag containing two bottles of Mannitol in the back seat. Mannitol is sometimes used as an adulterant or cutting agent for heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine or other illicit drugs, police said.
The driver of the car said the Mannitol belonged to a passenger, 32-year-old Cody Bell, who had just purchased it. A check on Bell revealed he had an outstanding warrant from New Orleans for a miscellaneous violation, said Sgt. Brian McGregor, a spokesman for the department.
Police found Bell also was in possession of 6.2 grams of heroin, 11.2 grams of crack cocaine, 2.2 grams of marijuana and $1,211 in cash, McGregor said.
Bell, who said he was from Lafayette, has prior convictions for possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana, McGregor said.
Bell was booked with possession with intent to distribute heroin and crack cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, plus the outstanding New Orleans Police Department warrant.
The unidentified driver was cited for the tint violation.