LA fugitive gets 3 years in ETX jail after eating marijuana during traffic stop
POSTED: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 12:45pm
UPDATED: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 5:23pm
Rusk County, Texas (KETK) — A Louisiana man was sentenced to three years in prison for tampering with physical evidence after he proceeded to eat marijuana during a traffic stop by a Rusk County jury.
Raymond Riley, 64, of Baton Rouge has been a fugitive from justice since making bond in the 2005 case. Riley failed to appear in a number of different trial settings and was only returned to Rusk County when a routine traffic stop in a another jurisdiction showed outstanding warrants for felony failure to appear.
Riley was stopped in 2005 by deputy turned prosecutor Morgan Biggs and in the dash-cam video of the stop, Riley is seen eating a small bag of marijuana. He can also be seen, on tape, throwing heroin out the window.
Riley was booked into the Rusk County Jail.