TRAFFIC STOP – DRUG LAW VIOLATIONS – I.C.E. ARREST
JOSHUA ALEXANDER SKAL
PAINCOURTVILLE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Joshua Alexander Skal, 32, of 17554 Chasefield Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA, on felony drug charges arising from a traffic stop early Wednesday on LA 70 East.
An I.C.E. Unit assigned deputy observed a westbound vehicle commit a traffic violation and initiated a stop of that vehicle. The deputy made contact with the driver, now identified as Joshua Alexander Skal, and conducted an officer / violator interview. During that process, the deputy noted factors consistent with illegal drug activity. The deputy requested consent to search which was granted. The officer located and seized a total of 149.4 grams of Psilocybin (mushrooms) and assorted drug paraphernalia.
Joshua Alexander Skal was arrested and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on charges of:
*Possession with Intent to Distribute Psilocybin (Mushrooms)
*Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
*Speeding 103 / 55 MPH Zone
*Illegal Window Tint
*Vehicle License Required
*No License Plate
*Careless Operation of a Motor Vehicle
Joshua Alexander Skal 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) 498-9353 or (985) 369-7281.