Authorities in Louisiana Arrested Farmerville Man During Traffic Stop After Reportedly Locating Large Number of Illegal Pills
Union Parish, Louisiana – Authorities in Louisiana arrested a Farmerville man during a traffic stop after they reportedly found a large number of illegal pills.
The Union Parish Sheriff’s Office (UPSO) reported on June 6, 2023, that on June 2, deputies from the Patrol Division performed a traffic stop near Farmerville, Louisiana on a vehicle with a damaged windshield.
According to UPSO records, the driver was identified as James Lee Douglas, 24, of Farmerville, Louisiana. Douglas is said to have admitted to having prohibited things in the vehicle and retrieved them from the center console. Deputies discovered further illegal items during a search of the vehicle, including a considerable amount of CDS Schedule I, CDS Schedule II, and CDS Schedule IV pills, each wrapped in small bags, consistent with the distribution of illegal narcotics. Deputies also discovered a probable marijuana bag, other individual plastic baggies, and weighing scales.
Douglas admitted to being the owner of all the drugs found in the vehicle. He was subsequently arrested and sent to the Union Parish Detention Center.
Douglas was arrested on the following charges: Possession with Intent to Deliver Schedule I Narcotics, Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II Narcotics, Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule IV Narcotics, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and two traffic violations.
Douglas’ bond was set at $100,000 by a Third District judge.
An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.