TRAFFIC / DRUG LAW VIOLATIONS / I.C.E. ARREST
AUSTIN JAMES FONTENOT, JR.
PIERRE PART – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Austin James Fontenot, Jr., 38, of 3203 Highway 70 South, Pierre Part, LA, on felony drug law violations following a traffic stop in Pierre Part on Tuesday evening.
An I.C.E. unit assigned deputy observed a vehicle on LA 70 commit a traffic violation. The deputy initiated a stop of the vehicle and made contact with the driver, now identified as Austin James Fontenot, Jr. The deputy conducted an investigative interview of Fontenot and noted activity consistent with illegal drug activity.
A criminal records check of this individual revealed that he was on probation until 2022 for a conviction of illegal drug possession.
The deputy requested a K-9 at the location of the stop. The K-9 conducted an open-air sniff of the suspect vehicle and alerted to the presence of illegal narcotics. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of suspected meth-amphetamine.
Austin James Fontenot was arrested and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on charges of:
*Possession of Meth-Amphetamine
*Impeding the Flow of Traffic
Austin James Fontenot remains incarcerated with bond set at $50,000.
For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Public Information Officer, Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.