Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the
arrest of Dwain Mills, 49, of 229 St. Vincent Road, Paincourtville, LA, on drug
related charges following a traffic stop early Tuesday morning near
A Uniform Patrol Division Officer conducted a traffic
stop on a 2012 Hyundai Elantra for a misdemeanor traffic violation.
The deputy identified Dwain Mills as a backseat
passenger and determined that he was wanted on a warrant for failure to appear
in Assumption Parish. The deputy placed
Mills under arrest and while conducting a pat down search, discovered a plastic
bag containing suspected marijuana in a pants pocket.
The driver of the vehicle granted deputies permission
to search the vehicle. Officers located
and seized a digital scale in the center console containing suspected cocaine
residue. Additionally, deputies seized a white powdery substance believed to be
After questioning Mills, he accepted responsibility
for the scale and the cocaine.
Mills was arrested and booked on counts of:
of Marijuana, a second offense felony
of Drug Paraphernalia, a third offense felony
Mills was booked into the parish jail pending a bond