The drug problem continues to be an issue in Louisiana. Drug charges were brought against five people in St. Tammany Parrish recently. The arrests followed a high speed chase that began when officers showed up at a house to execute a search warrant near Abbita Springs. Upon seeing the officers, a person at the residence reportedly got into a car and took off at a high rate of speed.
The driver entered I-12 and proceeded to weave in and out of traffic. The police attempted to pull him over but were unable to do so. The officers eventually deployed spike strips across the roadway to force the man to stop. After being apprehended, the driver was charged with multiple moving violations and possession of suboxone and drug paraphernalia.
The police returned to the residence to execute the search warrant. The warrant had been issued following a lengthy surveillance. Four people, which included three men and a woman, found in the house were arrested. They face various charges, including drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal weapons possession.
Anyone facing drug charges in Louisiana is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. All people facing accusations of illegal activity are entitled to defense by legal counsel. A person facing such charges in Louisiana may be scared and confused and unsure of his or her rights under the law. An experienced criminal law attorney can review the circumstances of the case and would be able to advise the client regarding the legal options available. A lawyer will always work to get the best possible outcome for the client.