TRAFFIC STOP / DRUG LAW VIOLATIONS – TREMAINE KANTRELL WASHINGTON
ASSUMPTION – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Tremaine Kantrell Washington, 39, of 231 Highway 1003, Belle Rose, LA on charges arising from a traffic stop on Tuesday night.
A uniformed patrol officer performed a traffic stop after observing a vehicle traveling eastbound on Hwy. 70 commit a traffic violation. Subsequent investigation led the officer to believe additional investigation was warranted at which time a K-9 unit was summoned to the scene. The K-9 signaled a positive alert for the presence of narcotics which led to a search of the vehicle revealing a quantity of suspected marijuana, MDMA (Ecstasy), Alprazolam and Xanax.
Washington was arrested and transported to the Assumption Parish Detention Center where during processing, additional suspected marijuana was found concealed on his person.
Washington was charged with the following:
*Taking Contraband to/from Penal Institutions (Felony)
*Possession of Marijuana – 1st Offense (Misd.)
*Possession with Intent to Distribute MDMA (Felony)
*Possession of Xanax (Alprazolam) (Felony)
*Possession or Distribution of Drug Paraphernalia
*Maximum Speed Limit
Tremaine Kantrell Washington remains incarcerated awaiting a bond hearing.
For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Public Information Officer, Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.