DATE: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2019
TO: ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM: SHERIFF LELAND FALCON
SUBJECT: TRAFFIC STOP / DRUG LAW VIOLATIONS – I.C.E.
DAVID W. STIVES
BAYOU L’OURSE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of David W. Stives, 30, of 179 Patureau Drive, Morgan City, LA, on charges following a traffic stop by the Sheriff’s I.C.E. Unit on Friday evening in Bayou L’Ourse.
An I.C.E. Division deputy on assignment observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation and initiated a stop of the vehicle.
Upon coming into contact with the driver, the deputy observed the subject to be very agitated and had his fist closed on one hand. The deputy proceeded to detain the subject in consideration of officer/violator safety. As the deputy attempted to handcuff the subject, an item fell to the ground from the closed fist. Upon retrieving the item, it was determined to contain suspected meth-amphetamine.
The suspect, now identified as David W. Stives, was arrested and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on charges of:
*Possession of Meth-Amphetamine
*Obstruction of Justice
*Driving Under Suspension
*Driving on Roadway Laned for Traffic
David W. Stives 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.