Man arrested in Opelousas after traffic stop leads to $30k drug bust

Gerard Bihm
(Photo Credit:: Opelousas Police Department)
Gerard Bihm (Photo Credit:: Opelousas Police Department)

OPELOUSAS, La. (KLFY) – The Opelousas Police Department have made an arrest after conducting a traffic stop that eventually lead to a big drug seizure.

On Thursday, September 22nd, officers were conducting the traffic stop on a silver Cadillac for several traffic violations.

While speaking to the driver, Gerard Bihm, officers reportedly smelled a strong burnt marijuana odor coming from the vehicle.

Officers investigated and recovered marijuana from inside the vehicle and later from his residence.

Approximately 33 lbs. of marijuana worth approximately $30,000 were seized in total.

Bihm was arrested and charged with the following charges:

  • Traffic Violations
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute (Schedule I)
  • Drug Paraphernalia
  • Transactions involving proceeds from drug offense
  • Illegal possession of a firearm in the presence of CDS
(Photo Credit: Opelousas Police Department)
(Photo Credit: Opelousas Police Department)

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