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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Deputy were conducting normal routine patrol in the area of Veteran Memorial Highway near Highway 106 when a vehicle travelling South on Veteran Memorial Highway committed a traffic violation of Improper Lane Usage

Posted: Oct 8, 2020 2:29 PM

Pine Prairie-Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Deputy were conducting normal routine patrol in the area of Veteran Memorial Highway near Highway 106 when a vehicle travelling South on Veteran Memorial Highway committed a traffic violation of Improper Lane Usage on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. After the observation was made, the Deputy initiated a traffic stop immediately in the same area. The vehicle was described as a white Nissan being driven by Tyler Joseph Lasage.

During the stop the Deputy learned the driver was driving without a state issued driver’s license in his possession. A conversation of the traffic stop between the Deputy and the driver ensued. During the conversation the driver began to act suspicious continuously looking away from the Deputy and talking under his breath; causing the Deputy to become concerned. Prior to release of the driver, the Deputy received verbal consent to search the vehicle. After completion of the search the Deputy located and confiscated a ½ filled ½ gallon Ziplock bag of a green leafy vegetable like substance believed to be Synthetic Cannabinoid aka Synthetic Marijuana/Spice, 10 prescribed Xanax tablets, and a glass pipe containing residue of a crystal-like rock substance. All evidence was seized and placed into Evidence.

The vehicle was released to a family member of Lasage’s choice. He was then arrested, transported, and booked into the Evangeline Parish Jail on the charges of Improper Lane Usage, Possession of Schedule I CDS (Synthetic Cannabinoid), Possession of Schedule IV CDS (Xanax), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Glass Pipe). A bond has not been set at this time.

As always, Sheriff Charles R Guillory and the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office is always seeking information on criminal activity and urges the Public to contact their Investigation Department via phone at 337-363-2161 or through the agency’s website at www.evangelineparishsheriff.org. Any person/s reporting information will remain anonymous.

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