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Drug Law Violations - Traffic Stop - Tuesday, November 20, 2018

DATE:             TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2018
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM:            SHERIFF LELAND FALCON
SUBJECT:      DRUG LAW VIOLATIONS / TRAFFIC STOP RONALDO N. GILTON

 

NAPOLEONVILLE Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Ronaldo N. Gilton, 33, of 136 Georgette Street, Napoleonville, LA, following a traffic stop by narcotics agents.

At approximately 11:30 p.m. Sunday, agents observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation on Highway 1 south of Napoleonville.  Agents executed a stop of the vehicle and made contact with the driver, identified as Ronaldo N. Gilton.  Agents noted a strong odor of suspected marijuana emitting from the vehicle.  Additional observations led to the discovery of the drug MDMA (Ecstasy) in plain view.

Based on all of the above factors, additional observations by the agents as well as inculpatory statements made by Gilton, he was arrested, transported to the Assumption Parish Detention Center and booked on charges of:

            *Careless Operation of a Motor Vehicle

            *Driving Under Suspension

            *Possession of Marijuana (1st Offense-Misdemeanor)

            *Possession of MDMA (Ecstasy)

Gilton was incarcerated in lieu of $5000 bond.

 

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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