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Traffic Stop / Narcotics Arrests - Monday, August 7, 2017

DATE:            MONDAY, AUGUST 07, 2017
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS


PAINCOURTVILLE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Jennifer Hooks, 32, of 121-B Hampton Street, Houma, LA, on charges related to a traffic stop near Paincourtville on Friday afternoon.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a complaint of a reckless driver in the LA 1 / LA 70 area.  The vehicle was intercepted south of Paincourtville and was subsequently stopped.  Deputies proceeded to interview the driver of the vehicle identified as Jennifer Hooks.

Based upon the interview and other noted observations, a K-9 unit conducted an open-air sweep of the vehicle and alerted to multiple areas of the automobile.

A search of the vehicle yielded a quantity of suboxone as well as assorted drug paraphernalia. 

Jennifer Hooks was placed under arrest, transported to the Assumption Parish Detention Center and booked on charges of:

            *Possession of Suboxone

            *Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

            *Illegal use of Controlled Dangerous Substances in the Presence of Persons Under 17 Years of Age

            *Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle

            *Expired Driver’s License

Hooks was incarcerated pending a bond hearing.


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


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