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Traffic Stop - Weapons Charges - Drug Law Violations - Friday, November 3, 2017

DATE:            FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 03, 2017
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM:            SHERIFF LELAND FALCON
SUBJECT:      TRAFFIC STOP/WEAPONS CHARGES/DRUG LAW VIOLATIONS

SHANTELL REGINA SMITH and ROGER DELL BECKWITH, JR.

PAINCOURTVILLE Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Roger Dell Beckwith, Jr., 44, of 111A Thomas Street, Paincourtville, LA and Shantell Regina Smith, 38, of 248 East 14th Street, Edgard, LA, on traffic, drug and weapons charges following a traffic stop near Paincourtville on Thursday evening.

A Patrol deputy observed a vehicle speeding and executed a traffic stop.  The driver exited and the deputy began to interview the subject identified as Beckwith, Jr.

The Deputy then conducted an interview with Smith.  Based on those interviews and other related circumstances, deputies conducted a search of the vehicle.  During the search, deputies seized marijuana and a firearm.

Both subjects were arrested, transported to the Assumption Parish Detention Center and booked as follows:

            Roger Dell Beckwith, Jr. -

                        *Felony Possession of Marijuana

                        *Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

*Illegal Carrying of Weapons in the Presence of CDS

*Illegal Possession of Stolen Goods

*Taking Contraband into a Penal Institution

                          (Attempted to admit cigarette paper and marijuana into the jail facility)

                        *Violation of Protective Orders

            Shantell Regina Smith -

                        *Possession of Marijuana

                        *Possession of a Stolen Firearm

                        *Illegal Carrying of Weapons in the Presence of CDS

 

Both were 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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