TRAFFIC STOP – DRUG / GUN LAW VIOLATIONS
JUNIUS THOMPSON, III
NAPOLEONVILLE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Junius Thompson, III, of 142 French Lane, Napoleonville, LA, on felony charges following a traffic stop early Tuesday morning.
A K-9 unit was southbound on LA 1 south of Napoleonville when the deputy observed a vehicle commit multiple traffic violations.
The deputy conducted a violator stop and made contact with the driver now identified as Junius Thompson, III.
During the interview, the suspect acknowledged that there was a firearm in the vehicle and consented to allow the deputy to secure the weapon. When the deputy took the handgun off the front seat, an amount of suspected cocaine was present. A pint size bottle of the drug, promethazine, was also seized along with assorted drug paraphernalia.
Junius Thompson, III was arrested and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on charges of:
*Illegal Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of Controlled Dangerous Substances
*Possession of Cocaine
*Possession of a Legend Drug without a Prescription
*Careless Operation of a Motor Vehicle
Junius Thompson remains incarcerated pending a bond hearing.
For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Public Information Officer, Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.