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Traffic Stop / Narcotics Arrest - Thursday, April 20, 2017

DATE:            THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM:            SHERIFF LELAND FALCON
SUBJECT:      TRAFFIC STOP / NARCOTICS ARREST RODERICK L. JOHNSON

 

NAPOLEONVILLE Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Roderick L. Johnson, 33, of 3372 Back Marais Road, Napoleonville, LA, on multiple drug charges related to a Wednesday night traffic stop south of Napoleonville.

Narcotics agents executed a stop on a vehicle after observing the vehicle commit a traffic violation.  Agents interviewed the driver identified as Johnson and based on that interview and other factors, a canine unit conducted an open-air sniff of the suspect vehicle and alerted for the presence of narcotics.

Agents searched the vehicle which yielded quantities of MDMA and marijuana.

Johnson was placed under arrest, transported to the Assumption Parish Detention Center and booked on counts of:

            *Stop Sign Violation

            *Driving on Roadway Laned for Traffic

            *Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute

            *Possession of MDMA

Johnson has served a prison sentence for manslaughter and was arrested in November of 2016 with a firearm.

Johnson was jailed pending a bond hearing.

 

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


 

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