TRAFFIC STOP – DRUG LAW VIOLATION
MELISSA ASHLY LEONARD
PIERRE PART – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Melissa Ashly Leonard, 37, of 126 Rene Street, Pierre Part, LA, on drug law violations following a traffic stop on LA 70 near Shell Beach Road in Pierre Part.
A uniformed patrol officer observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation and proceeded to conduct a traffic stop. The deputy made contact with the driver, now identified as Melissa Ashly Leonard.
Deputies confirmed that a fugitive warrant existed for Leonard’s arrest. Melissa Ashly Leonard was placed under arrest.
During the process, a quantity of meth-amphetamine was located in Leonard’s vehicle.
Melissa Ashly Leonard was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on charges of:
*Driving Under Suspension
*Driving on Roadway Laned for Traffic
*Possession of Meth-Amphetamine
*Fugitive Warrant – Failure to Appear (21st Judicial District Court – Amite, LA)
Melissa Ashly Leonard 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.