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Narcotics / Weapons / Traffic Charges - Thursday, August 24, 2017

DATE:            THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2017
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM:            SHERIFF LELAND FALCON
SUBJECT:      NARCOTICS, WEAPONS and TRAFFIC CHARGES

JOSEPH ANTHONY BERNARD

 

KLOTZVILLE Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Joseph Anthony Bernard, 18, of 139 Oakville Street, Belle Rose, LA, on traffic drug and weapons counts following a traffic stop Wednesday evening.

A uniformed patrol deputy clocked a vehicle southbound on LA 1 at a high rate of speed.  The deputy executed a traffic stop near Klotzville and identified the driver as Joseph Anthony Bernard.  The deputy noticed a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle.  The deputy conducted an interview of the driver. 

Based on that interview and other noted circumstances, deputies conducted a search of the vehicle.  As a result of that search, deputies seized a quantity of marijuana, assorted drug paraphernalia and a .45 caliber handgun. 

Bernard was arrested, transported to the Assumption Parish Detention Center and booked on counts of:

            *Speeding

            *Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute

            *Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of Controlled Dangerous Substances

            *Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Bernard was incarcerated pending bond hearing.


 

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