Colorado man arrested with large amounts of drugs, stolen vehicle on I-10 near Port Allen


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PORT ALLEN, La. (The West Side Journal) – State Troopers arrested Colorado man after finding large amounts of various narcotics during a traffic stop on I-10 eastbound near Port Allen yesterday evening. 

Troopers discovered Damian Wickham, 30 of Thornton, CO, was driving a stolen vehicle and had five pounds of marijuana, four ounces of heroin, approximately two ounces of methamphetamine, 80 Roxycontin pills and a 9 mm handgun as well as large amounts of cash. 

Wickham was arrested and booked into West Baton Rouge Parish Jail last night. 

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The West Side Journal, located in Port Allen, Louisiana serves as the official journal of West Baton Rouge Parish. The newspaper’s roots run deep in the West Baton Rouge community, as the earliest dates of publication reach back to the mid-1800s.

The current editor is Breanna Smith, an alumna of Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication and native of Baton Rouge. Contributing writers to the Journal are members of the West Side community.

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