DTF nabs 1 for drug trafficking

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 31, 2017

An Andalusia man is behind bars and facing felony drug trafficking charges.


On Wednesday, Agents with the 22nd Judicial Drug Task Force performed a traffic stop on a vehicle with an expired tag, according to a press release issued by the DTF.

Jamie Laquin Busch was a passenger in the vehicle.

Agents spoke with the driver and smelled a strong odor of synthetic marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

Agents received consent to search the vehicle from the driver.

During the search agents found a backpack, two fake handguns and more than 100 grams of synthetic marijuana, also known as spice.

Busch, 27, was arrested for drug trafficking and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was booked into the Covington County Jail on a $253,000 bond.

According to Star-News records, Busch was arrested on Feb. 25 for possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, attempting to elude, resisting arrest, and giving false information to an officer.