Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the
arrest of James T. Acosta, Jr. on Saturday night, July 2, 2016, following a
traffic stop by the Uniformed Patrol Division.
Acosta, a white male who is 47 years of age residing
at 442 Highway 83, Franklin, LA., was westbound on LA. 70 approaching Grand
Bayou when he attempted to pass another westbound vehicle in a marked no
A uniformed patrol officer, also westbound on LA. 70, initiated
a stop of Acostaís vehicle. The alert
deputy noticed an item resembling a smoking device fall from Acostaís lap to
The deputy called for a K-9 drug detection unit. The driverís door had remained open and the
K-9 alerted on the door, then alerted to a brown bag on the seating area. Deputies located suspected marijuana and
crack cocaine along with an open alcohol container.
Acosta was transported to the parish jail and booked
on the following charges:
of Marijuana, Third Offense;
of Drug Paraphernalia, Third Offense;
in a No Passing Zone
MVI Tag; and
of an Opened Alcoholic Beverage in a Motor Vehicle
At the time of this release, bond for Acosta had not
yet been set.