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Traffic Stop / Drug Law Violation - Wednesday, May 29, 2019

DATE:             WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2019
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM:            SHERIFF LELAND FALCON        





LABADIEVILLE –Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrests of Yuschica L. Walker, 36, of 305 Cortez Street, Thibodaux, on drug related charges following a traffic stop on LA 1 near Labadieville.


On Monday night, a patrol unit working LA 1 north of Labadieville observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation.  The deputy effected a traffic stop and made contact with the driver identified as Princeton Joseph, 32, of 130 Al Joseph Lane, Thibodaux, LA.  Also, in the vehicle were two passengers identified as Yolanda Chatman, 36, of 3597 Highway 316, Gray, LA, and Yuschica L. Walker.


Deputies noted an odor of suspected marijuana emitting from the vehicle and proceeded to interview the three occupants.  When asked about the odor of marijuana, each suspect produced bags of suspected marijuana.  Additionally, a search of Yuschica L. Walker’s purse yielded a single dose of MDMA (Ecstasy).


Yuschica L. Walker was arrested and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on charges of:


            *Possession of Marijuana

            *Prohibited Act, Schedule I, Possession of MDMA (Ecstasy)


Walker is presently incarcerated with a bond set at $5,000.


Yolanda Chatman was booked and released on bond on a charge of:


            *Possession of Marijuana


Princeton Joseph was transported to a medical facility for treatment of an undisclosed illness.  Upon release, Joseph will be charged with Possession of Marijuana.


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


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