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Traffic Stop / Drug Law Violations - Thursday, August 30, 2018

DATE:             THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2018
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS

                        SAVANNAH CLAIRE AUCOIN


PAINCOURTVILLE Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Savannah Claire Aucoin, 26, of 151 North Bay Road, Pierre Part, LA, on traffic and drug law violations following a traffic stop on LA 70 east of Paincourtville on Wednesday evening.

A uniformed patrol deputy observed a westbound vehicle commit a traffic violation.  The deputy conducted a traffic stop and identified the driver and lone occupant as Savannah Claire Aucoin.  The officer noted a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle.

The driver was interviewed and initially refused consent to search her vehicle.  A K-9 unit was called to the scene.  Although the violator at some point provided comments of marijuana in the vehicle, the K-9 was utilized conducting an open-air sniff and alerted positive to areas of the vehicle.  The vehicle was searched, resulting in the seizure of marijuana, meth-amphetamine and paraphernalia consistent with the consumption of both drugs.

As a result, Savannah Claire Aucoin was advised of her rights, arrested and transported to the Assumption Parish Detention Center where she was booked on counts of:

            *Possession of Marijuana (1st Offense)

            *Possession of Meth-Amphetamine

            *Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Aucoin was incarcerated pending a bond proceeding.


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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