A Plain Dealing man is now behind bars after fleeing from officers Wednesday afternoon.

It all started round 3:50 p.m. Wednesday during a routine traffic stop on Birch St. in Plain Dealing. When the deputy got out of his vehicle, the driver fled the scene. The deputy recognized him as 31-year-old Antonyo Oliver, a person of interest in a previous crime in the same area. According to a press release from the BPSO, it wasn't long before they knew why he fled.

Just after 5 p.m. when deputies were about to impound Oliver’s vehicle, K-9 “Spike” showed a positive odor response on Oliver’s vehicle. Deputies then found 23 individual bags of marijuana, bulk marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Deputies were unable to find Oliver immediately, but the search continued until they located the suspect.

Bossier Sheriff’s Office deputies and a K-9 team arrested Antonyo L. Oliver at the Outpost Travel Center and Truck Stop around 1:40 a.m. Thursday without incident. During the arrest, he had on his person a small bag of suspected marijuana, in addition to the multiple bags of marijuana (approximately 83 grams), digital scale and scissors that deputies found in his car Wednesday.

Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office
Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office

Oliver was transported to the Bossier Maximum Security Facility and charged with the following:

· Possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute (second)

· Possession of marijuana

· Possession of drug paraphernalia

· Resisting an officer

· Switched tags

He was also arrested on two outstanding warrants out of Shreveport Police Department.

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