Drive with Drugs…Go to Jail
Bossier Sheriff Larry Deen says traffic stops over the weekend led to three drug arrests and other driving violations that detoured drivers to the Bossier Maximum Security Facility.
A deputy clocked James C. Brown, 28, of the 300 block of Orleans Ave. in Bossier City, traveling 71 mph in a 55 mph zone southbound on Highway 71 Friday night. Brown could not produce any identification and even gave false information to the deputy. On a consensual search of Brown’s vehicle, the deputy found a suspected marijuana roach, a bottle of synthetic marijuana and a pack of rolling papers. He was charged with possession of marijuana, resisting an officer, speeding and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond is set at $2,150.
On Saturday night, a deputy stopped Cornelius R. Roberson, 27, of the 9000 block of Villanova in Shreveport, for swerving while traveling westbound on I-20. The driver appeared very nervous when the deputy made contact with him, who was found to driving with a suspended driver’s license. The deputy then found a bag of suspected marijuana and a cigar commonly used for rolling marijuana blunts. This was the third time Roberson has been arrested for marijuana possession. All in all, he was charged with improper lane usage, driving under suspension, possession of marijuana (third offense) and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond is set at $3,100.
Rounding out the weekend on Sunday night, Ludd L. Washington, 38, of the 7000 of West Canal Blvd. in Shreveport, was observed driving down Airline Drive with an obscured vision from several items hanging from his windshield. During the traffic stop, Washington appeared very nervous and was found to be driving with a suspended driver’s license. The deputy observed Washington throw down a suspected marijuana roach, and during a frisk for weapons, the deputy found a small baggie of suspected marijuana in Washington’s right pocket. A search of his vehicle revealed an additional marijuana roach in his console. When the deputy placed Washington into the patrol vehicle, he asked him if he had any other narcotics on his person – he said he didn’t. However, when they got to the jail, the deputy found a baggie of suspected crack cocaine in the backseat where Washington had been sitting; it tested positive for crack. Washington denied ownership of any of the drugs. His charges include possession of marijuana, possession of crack cocaine, introduction of contraband, driving under suspension and obstruction to driver’s view. His bond is pending.