TRAFFIC STOP – DRUG LAW VIOLATIONS
TINA CHAYNEE WILLIAMS, ROBERT WAYNE TOUPS, JR.
BAYOU L’OURSE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Tina Chaynee Williams, 19, of 1147 Highway 662, Bayou L’Ourse, LA, on felony drug charges arising from a traffic stop on Sunday afternoon near Amelia.
A uniformed patrol deputy observed a vehicle on LA 662 with an equipment violation and initiated a stop of that vehicle. At the time, the deputy noted swift movement by the front seat passenger.
The deputy made contact with the driver, now identified as Robert Wayne Toups, Jr., 43 of 233 Vivian Street, Bayou L’Ourse, LA. The deputy interviewed the driver, then proceeded to interview the passenger, now identified as Tina Chaynee Williams. The deputy noted behavior consistent with illegal drug activity and concluded that additional investigation was warranted.
During the process, the deputy requested and was granted consent to search a bag belonging to Tina Chaynee Williams. During the search, deputies seized a quantity of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
Tina Chaynee Williams was arrested and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on charges of:
*Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
*Possession of Methamphetamine
Tina Chaynee Williams remains incarcerated pending a bond hearing.
Robert Wayne Toups, Jr. was issued a citation for Improper Equipment / Display of License Plate.
For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Public Information Officer, Lonny Cavalier at (985) 498-9353 or (985) 369-7281.