The reported case is yet another example of a traffic stop for tail lights or other accessories that turns into a drug bust. Here, the University of Louisiana at Monroe police stopped a 34-year-old man from Monroe because, according to police, he was driving with his fog lights on. During the traffic stop, police also noticed that a taillight was out, and that the man had no driver's license and no insurance. They also ended up arresting him on a drug possession charge.
As Louisiana residents prepared for the arrival of Hurricane Isaac, two men were arrested by local police. Officers say that the pair was driving down a roadway near businesses that had closed early in anticipation of the storm. Police stopped the vehicle, which resulted in both men being arrested and charged with crimes that included a drug possession charge.
A local Louisiana restaurant in Eunice was the scene of a drug arrest in late June. An 18-year-old stands accused of multiple drug charges that include possession with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked on the drug charges at the Eunice Police Department.
A simple traffic stop can become much more serious if a person is found with drugs or is found to be under the influence of alcohol. One woman knows this first hand. She now faces drug charges after she was stopped on Interstate 10 in Louisiana earlier this month.
As many people know, Louisiana authorities do not take drug crimes lightly. In order to maintain a "tough on drugs" reputation, they often will not hesitate to go after those they suspect to be in possession of illegal substances. One West Monroe man who now faces drug charges recently found this out after his home was searched by the Ouachita Paris SCAT team.
The city of Lake Charles, Louisiana, does not take drug activity lightly. As a result, law enforcement officials have compiled an antidrug task force in the area. The Combined Anti-Drug Task Force, also known as the CAT Team, recently completed an investigation into alleged drug activity taking place at a home on Katherine Street and at the Baymont Inn on the MLK Highway. The CAT Team made several arrests as a result of the investigation. Now, five men are facing drug charges.
Louisiana police take illegal drug use or possession very seriously. Being convicted of a drug crime can have harsh consequences, including expensive fines and possibly jail time. One man from Frierson, Louisiana, is now facing those consequences after police found him in possession of marijuana.
By law, if a person is accused of a crime, the innocence or guilt of that person should be determined based solely on the facts of the particular incident in question, not on any prior convictions the individual may have. Every case has to be tried singly, and every Lake Charles resident faced with criminal charges is presumed to be innocent until proven otherwise. Accused individuals have certain protections under the law, not the least of which is the right to remain silent. These facts and more may be running through the mind of a 35-year-old Louisiana man, who is accused of violating his parole by possessing marijuana.