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Traffic Stop / Drug Law Violations - Thursday, April 4, 2019

DATE:             THURSDAY, APRIL 04, 2019
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS

                        and DEVIN GERARD JOSEPH



LABADIEVILLE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports two arrests early Thursday following a traffic stop in Labadieville, LA.

Shortly after midnight, a uniformed patrol deputy observed a southbound vehicle in the vicinity of LA 1 at Brule Road commit a traffic violation.

A traffic stop ensued and deputies interviewed the driver and passenger.  Deputies noted a strong odor of suspected marijuana emitting from the vehicle.

During the interview process, the driver consented to a search of the vehicle.

As a result of that search, a quantity of marijuana packaged for resale as well as a quantity of crack cocaine was seized as well as alcoholic beverages.

The driver, a 16-year-old juvenile was arrested and charged on counts of:

            *License Plate Lamp Required

            *No Driver’s License

            *Open Container Law

            *Possession of Crack Cocaine

He was released to the custody of his mother.

The passenger was identified as Devin Gerard Joseph, 18, of 155 Highway 1003, Belle Rose, LA.  He was booked on counts of:

            *Illegal Use of Controlled Dangerous Substances in the Presence of Persons Under 17

            *Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile

            *Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana

            *Possession of Crack Cocaine

            *Possession of Alcoholic Beverages in a Motor Vehicle

Devin Gerard Joseph was incarcerated pending a bond hearing.


For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Public Information Officer, Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.



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