Jerome R. Simmons, 44, of Houston was charged with hauling this collection of illegal substances.

A Bossier Parish, LA, Sheriff’s Office patrol deputy made a traffic stop about 3:20 a.m. Wednesday, which resulted in the discovery of thousands of Ecstasy tablets and about 10 pounds of marijuana.

Jerome R. Simmons, 44, of Houston was charged on multiple drug violations after the traffic stop in the eastbound lane of Interstate 20 near the 30-mile marker.

Simmons was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

The illegal drugs found included approximately 20,000 MDMA tablets in 24 baggies, with an estimated street value of $100,000 (with an estimated value of $5 per tablet), as well as approximately 10 pounds of marijuana wrapped in six bundles, with an estimated street value of $22,000 (with an estimated value of $5 per gram). The deputy also found other pills in the vehicle.

Simmons was charged with the following:

Possession of Schedule I (marijuana) with the Intent to distribute

Possession of Schedule I (MDMA) with the intent to distribute

Possession of Schedule II (Oxycodone)

Possession of Schedule II (Hydrocodone)

Possession of Schedule IV (Alprazolam)

Driving under suspension

Improper lane usage

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