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Traffic Stop - Wednesday, May 22, 2019

DATE:             WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2019
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM:            SHERIFF LELAND FALCON        




PIERRE PART – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrests of Joshua Ray James, 32, of 201 West 2nd #24 McCamey, Upton, Texas and George M. Pellegram, Jr., 49, of 31535 Highway 75, Plaquemine, LA, on drug violations following a traffic stop in Pierre Part late Monday night.


A uniformed patrol deputy observed a west bound vehicle on LA 70 commit a traffic violation.  The deputy initiated a stop of the vehicle as it turned onto Lee Drive.


The driver and one occupant exited the vehicle and the deputy interviewed both.  The driver, identified as Joshua Ray James and the occupant, George M. Pellegram both appeared to be nervous.


Based on observations made by the deputy as well as the officer / suspect interviews, consent to search was obtained.


As a result of the search, a quantity of illegal narcotics was seized.


Joshua Ray James was arrested and charged with:


            *Possession of Klonopin (Clonazepam)

            *Possession of Meth-Amphetamine

            *Proper Equipment Required on Vehicle

            *No Driver’s License

            *Expired Vehicle Registration

            *Windshield Required


It was also determined that James was a fugitive from the State of Texas.


George M. Pellegram was charged on counts of:


            *Possession of Klonopin (Clonazepam)

            *Possession of Meth-Amphetamine

Both suspects were incarcerated pending bond hearings.



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


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