A 23-year-old Jones man faces both deer hunting and narcotics charges after he was arrested Monday when agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries visited his home during a deer investigation and allegedly discovered a substantial amount of marijuana.
Cody L. Pollock was arrested for possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of synthetic marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Agents also charged Pollock with taking over the daily limit of deer and two counts of failing to comply with deer tagging requirements, according to a press release.
When agents visited his house in Morehouse Parish to discuss a complaint that he had taken over the limit for deer, Pollock opened his door and agents allegedly saw and smelled marijuana smoke, the release states.
During questioning, Pollock allegedly told agents he had a substantial amount of marijuana inside his travel trailer, along with two antlerless deer he had killed that morning. Agents allegedly recovered two quart-sized bags of marijuana, 11 individually wrapped baggies for individual sale and the two deer, according to the release.
Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute brings five to 30 years in prison and up to $50,000 in fines. Possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia each carries up to a $500 fine and up to six months in jail for each offense. Possessing over the legal daily limit of deer brings a $250 to $500 fine and up to 60 days in jail. Failing to tag a deer carries a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail. Pollock may also face civil restitution of $1,624 for the illegally taken deer, the release states.