Stolen Vehicle Recovered at Convenience Store in Jeff Davis Parish, Driver Booked on Multiple Charges

By Liora Hawthorne
Published September 21, 2023

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Jeff Davis Parish, Louisiana – On the 18th of September, 2023, deputies in Jeff Davis Parish in Louisiana were alerted to keep their eyes peeled for a black 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe that had been reported stolen. During their patrol, they noticed a black Tahoe parked at the Grab-N-Geaux convenience store. Jeff Davis Parish Deputies subsequently approached the suspect vehicle and temporarily held the driver and passenger while they conducted their probe into the theft.

Jeffrey Lee Adams, the 34-year-old driver from Lake Charles, was handcuffed and put into the patrol unit. The deputies noticed Adams was fidgeting within the vehicle, which led them to search his pockets.

The search revealed that Adams had hidden a dollar in US currency, as well as the registration and an insurance card for the purloined vehicle, underneath the seat. Additionally, two clear plastic bags were discovered.

One pouch was found to contain 6.54 grams of a crystalline substance, confirmed to be methamphetamine. Another pouch held 5 and a half green tablets, identified as Clonazepam, a Schedule 4 drug.

Adams was incarcerated in the parish jail with multiple charges, including possession of Schedule I (Heroin), possession of Schedule II (Methamphetamine), possession of Schedule III (Suboxone), possession of Schedule IV (2 incidents of Clonazepam), possession of drug paraphernalia, and unlawful possession of stolen items. The owner of the stolen vehicle was informed and has since reclaimed the vehicle.

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.