TRAFFIC STOP – DRUG SEIZURE
MATTHEW JOSEPH FLEMING
AMELIA – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Matthew Joseph Fleming, 32, of 735 West 24th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon, on felony drug charges following a traffic stop in Amelia on Thursday afternoon.
Members of the Sheriff’s Narcotics Division, I.C.E. Unit, K-9 Division and uniformed patrol officers, were working special operations and observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation.
A stop was initiated and contact was made with the driver, now identified as Matthew Joseph Fleming. The driver was interviewed and during that process, several markers of suspicious activity were noted.
At some point during the stop, a K-9 was used to conduct an open-air sniff of the suspect vehicle. The K-9 alerted to a specific area or areas of the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded a very significant seizure of marijuana, synthetic cannabinoids and marijuana derivatives.
Matthew Joseph Fleming was arrested and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on charges of:
*Driving on Roadway Laned for Traffic
*Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute
*Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
The Sheriff’s Special Operations is funded in part by the SMART Grant.
Fleming has been released on a $25,000 surety bond.
For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Public Information Officer, Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.