AUGUST 24, 2017
TO: ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM: SHERIFF LELAND FALCON
SUBJECT: NARCOTICS, WEAPONS and
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
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
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:
of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute
of a Firearm in the Presence of Controlled Dangerous Substances
of Drug Paraphernalia
Bernard was incarcerated pending bond hearing.