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Traffic Stop - Drug Law Violations - Monday, July 15, 2019


DATE:             MONDAY, JULY 15, 2019
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM:            SHERIFF LELAND FALCON        


                        NELSON J. COUPEL. JR. and KENNETH M. MOORE, JR.



NAPOLEONVILLE Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrests of Nelson J. Coupel, Jr., 32, of 149 Gold Street, Napoleonville, LA and Kenneth M. Moore, Jr., 28, of 316 Telegraph Street, Napoleonville, LA, on charges related to a traffic stop on July 12, 2019.


An I.C.E. Unit, working special operations in Napoleonville, observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation and proceeded to stop the vehicle.  The driver was interviewed and as a result of that interview, deputies also identified Nelson J. Coupel, Jr. and Kenneth M. Moore, Jr. as passengers.  The deputy noted a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. At the time, Coupel appears to be chewing marijuana. 


Based on all factors considered, deputies obtained consent to search the vehicle. During the search, a quantity of marijuana and drug paraphernalia was recovered and assessed to Nelson Coupel, Jr.  Coupel was arrested and booked on counts of:


            *Possession of Marijuana (3rd Offense)

            *Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

            *No Seat Belt

            *Obstruction of Justice


Kenneth M. Moore, Jr. was booked as follows:


            *Fugitive from Ascension Parish

            *Resisting an Officer


Coupel and Moore remain jailed 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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