TRAFFIC STOP – DRUG LAW VIOLATIONS
KYREN JAMES SMITH
LABADIEVILLE– Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Kyren James Smith, 25, of 115 Fertitta Lane, Napoleonville, LA, on felony drug law violations following a Saturday morning traffic stop near Labadieville, LA.
A uniformed patrol deputy observed a vehicle with an equipment violation near LA 1 and LA 398 and initiated a stop of that vehicle. The deputy made contact with the driver, now identified as Kyren James Smith. The deputy conducted an officer / violator interview. During that process, the deputy noted a pungent odor of suspected marijuana emitting from the vehicle.
The deputy concluded that additional investigation was warranted. The deputy utilized a K-9 to conduct an open-air sniff of the vehicle and the K-9 alerted positive to the presence of illegal narcotics. A subsequent search of the suspect vehicle yielded a quantity of suspected marijuana and a large caliber handgun.
Kyren James Smith was arrested and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on charges of:
*Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute
*Illegal Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of Controlled Dangerous Substances
*Illegal Window Tint
*No Drivers License
*Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
*Turning Movements and Signals Required
Kyren James Smith 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.