TRAFFIC STOP / DRUG / GUN LAW VIOLATIONS
MATT ALEXANDER STEWART
NAPOLEONVILLE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Matt Alexander Steward, 27, of 109 Jarvis Street, Gibson, LA, on felony charges arising from a traffic stop on LA-398 near Labadieville, LA Saturday afternoon.
A uniformed patrol officer observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation on LA-398 near Labadieville and initiated a stop of that vehicle. The deputy made contact with the driver and conducted an officer violator interview.
The deputy’s observations included violator behavior consistent with illegal drug activity. The deputy summoned a K-9 unit to the scene. The K-9 conducted an open-air sniff of the suspect vehicle and alerted to the presence of illegal narcotics.
The investigating officer commenced a search of the vehicle and did seize a quantity of marijuana and illegal firearms.
The suspect, Matt Alexander Stewart was arrested and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on charges of:
*Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute
*Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
*Possession of MDMA (Ecstasy)
*Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
*Illegal Possession of a Weapon in the Presence of Controlled Dangerous Substances
*Illegal Window Tint
*Following Too Closely
*No Driver’s License
Matt Alexander Stewart was 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.