Lafayette Man Arrested After Drugs and Stolen Catalytic Converters Found in His Possession

Joseph was charged with Speeding, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Obstruction of Justice, Possession of Schedule II CDS, Possession of a Firearm with controlled dangerous substance, along with 6 Arrest warrants for Lafayette Police Department for Traffic Charges, Theft and Possession of Schedule II CDS.

Posted: Aug 9, 2021 3:58 PM

BROUSSARD, La. - After a brief vehicle pursuit on Saturday August 7, 2021 on US Highway 90, the suspect identified as Billy Joseph , 39 of Lafayette was arrested following an investigation.

Investigation revealed that Joseph was in possession of methamphetamine, there was also 5 catalytic converters that appeared to be freshly removed from vehicles along with a powered reciprocating saw and several cutting blades. Investigators also recovered a firearm that was believed to have been thrown from the vehicle during the pursuit.

Joseph was charged with Speeding, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Obstruction of Justice, Possession of Schedule II CDS, Possession of a Firearm with controlled dangerous substance, along with 6 Arrest warrants for Lafayette Police Department for Traffic Charges, Theft and Possession of Schedule II CDS.

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