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Drug Law Violations - Tuesday, August 21, 2018

DATE:             TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2018
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM:            SHERIFF LELAND FALCON
SUBJECT:      DRUG LAW VIOLATIONS MATTHEW CASTILLE

 

AMELIA Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Matthew Castille, 26, of 333 Franklin Street, Morgan City, LA, on drug related offenses following a traffic stop on U.S. 90 near Amelia.

A K-9 unit on patrol observed a westbound vehicle commit a traffic violation at approximately 11:49 p.m.

The deputy conducted a stop of the vehicle and noted a strong smell of suspected marijuana emitting from the vehicle.

The deputy identified the driver as Matthew Castille.  The officer conducted an interview of Castille and the suspect did provide information indicating the presence of marijuana on the exterior of the automobile.

The deputy did recover the suspected marijuana and immediately arrested Matthew Castille.  The suspect was transported to the Assumption Parish Detention Center and booked on charges of:

            *Possession of Marijuana (Third Offense Felony)

            *Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substances in the Presence of Persons Under 17 Years of Age

Castille was incarcerated pending a bond hearing.

 

For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Public Information Officer, Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.


 

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