A 30-year-old Baton Rouge man was arrested on suspicion of running a meth lab on Jan. 13. The alleged lab was discovered by police when they were investigating a disturbance on the property.
A 25-year-old woman is facing drug charges following a traffic stop in Baton Rouge on Dec. 8. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the defendant was a passenger in a car pulled over for failing to use a turn signal.
A bus heading eastbound on Interstate 12 in Baton Rouge was pulled over at 2:15 a.m. on Oct. 16 for a traffic violation. While the bus was stopped, a K-9 Narcotics unit searched its luggage cargo section as drugs are frequently smuggled on the type of bus that was stopped. According to the police, several candles that had meth mixed in with the wax were discovered.
No one likes to be accused of doing something wrong, particularly if it can result in serious consequences and a bad reputation. If a person faces criminal drug charges in Louisiana, these charges must be proved in court beyond a reasonable doubt. Failing that, no conviction is possible. One woman in our state currently faces a drug possession charge in addition to being accused of committing traffic violations.
A Louisiana man from Union Parish has been taken into custody based on drug possession allegations. The drug possession charge that has been filed against the man relates to his possession of various drugs in violation of a protective order. The 34-year-old man was booked at the detention center in Union Parish.
In the state of Louisiana and throughout the United States, any individual who is accused of a crime will remain innocent of the allegations unless proven to be guilty beyond reasonable doubt in a court of law. Our legal system operates in this matter in order to protect the innocent from being wrongly accused of crimes. It also gives people who are accused of a crime, like a drug possession charge or other violations, the ability to shed light on their version of the facts relating to their case before a jury of their peers.
Recently, a man was paid $75,000 by the city of New Orleans to settle his federal complaint against the city. In his lawsuit, he alleged that he was falsely arrested by New Orleans police officers on a drug possession charge back in 2011. However, according to the lawsuit, one of the officers who filed the police report was not even present at the time.
There's a popular fictional story about a lawyer who works out of his luxury Lincoln. In real life, police in Louisiana recently arrested a man accused of operating his drug business out of his Cadillac Escalade. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office arrested the 41-year-old male suspect on drug charges and accused him of selling drugs from his SUV.