Louisiana Man Says “These ain’t my shorts!” Shortly Before Being Arrested For Alleged Possession of Methamphetamine and Other Crimes
Union Parish, Louisiana – A Louisiana man reportedly exclaimed, “These ain’t my shorts!” shortly before he was arrested for alleged possession of methamphetamine and other crimes.
A sheriff’s deputy from Union Parish was conducting routine patrols in the Antioch community near Farmerville on June 21, 2023, when they noticed a vehicle swerve over the center line while driving on Hwy 828. Upon further investigation, the deputy also noticed that the vehicle did not have a license plate. As a result, the deputy initiated a traffic stop and approached the driver, who was later identified as 24-year-old Ethan Ray Manning from Farmerville, Louisiana. During questioning, Manning appeared to be acting erratically and was visibly shaking. When asked to step out of the vehicle, Manning immediately exclaimed “These ain’t my shorts!”. He then attempted to conceal a small baggie from the deputy’s view. Upon checking Manning’s record, the deputy discovered that he had an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court on a traffic charge. Manning was subsequently taken into custody.
After conducting an inspection of the eyeglasses case, the deputy in charge discovered a glass pipe that seemed to contain traces of methamphetamine residue. Additionally, a small plastic baggie containing suspected methamphetamine was also found. As a result of this discovery, Manning was arrested and booked into the Union Parish Detention Center. Manning is being charged with several offenses including possession of Schedule II Narcotics (Meth), possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to register their vehicle, improper lane usage, as well as an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on a careless operation charge.
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.