longview — On September 25, 2011 at 4:12 p.m. Officer Kerry Higginbotham observed a silver Toyota Corolla fail to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Page Street and West Marshall Avenue. Officer Higginbotham stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Joshua Laubenstein 20, of Longview. Officer Paul Montoya arrived on scene as well. There were four other passengers in the Corolla with Laubenstein. During the traffic stop, one of the back seat passengers, identified as Danquail Dequann Carter 20 of Longview, attempted to conceal what was later determined to be illegal narcotics. Carter and Officer Montoya struggled over the narcotics and Carter was taken into custody. Following a search of the other occupants of the vehicle, two more suspects were taken into custody on drug charges. Laubenstein was found to be in possession of suspected illegal narcotics and was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Carter was arrested for Resisting Arrest, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and two outstanding warrants for No Insurance and No Driver’s License.
Also arrested during the traffic stop was Demarquinez Sterling 19 of Longview, for Possession of Marijuana more than 4 ounces but less than 5 pounds, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Gernarrow Montrell Patton 21 of Longview, was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Marijuana under 2 ounces.
Officers from the CODE (County Organized Drug Enforcement) Unit also responded to the scene.
From Longview Police Department