TRAFFIC – DRUG LAW VIOLATIONS – I.C.E. ARREST
CHAD ALLEN ROSS, JR.
BAYOU L’OURSE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Chad Allen Ross, Jr., 28, of 1708 East Garner Street, Morgan City, LA, on multiple drug and traffic charges arising out of a traffic stop near Bayou L’Ourse on Saturday.
An I.C.E. assigned deputy observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation near LA 662 and old Highway 182.
The deputy initiated a stop of the vehicle and made contact with the driver, now identified as Chad Allen Ross, Jr.
The investigating officer observed parts of a firearm in plain view and had knowledge that Ross was a previously convicted felon.
Chad Allen Ross, Jr. granted the deputy consent to search his vehicle. At this time, Ross was detained and seated in the rear of the deputy’s patrol unit.
As the vehicle search was completed, the deputy returned to speak to Ross and immediately noted a strong odor of suspected marijuana emitting from where Ross was seated.
The deputy proceeded to do a pat down search at which time the suspect began to resist. The deputy noted observations requiring additional investigation.
Chad Allen Ross, Jr. was transported to a local sheriff’s facility where a more invasive search was conducted. During that personal search, quantities of methamphetamine and marijuana were recovered and seized.
Chad Allen Ross, Jr. was arrested and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on charges of:
Possession of Marijuana – A Third Subsequent Offense
*Possession of Methamphetamine
*Obstruction of Justice
*Illegal Window Tint
*Fugitive – St. Mary
Chad Allen Ross, Jr. remains incarcerated with a bond set at $40,000 on these new charges.
Additionally, bond for previous felony charges was revoked. Total bond on all charges is set at $92,000.
For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Public Information Officer, Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.