JANUARY 16, 2018
TO: ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM: SHERIFF LELAND FALCON
SUBJECT: TRAFFIC STOP / DRUG LAW
VIOLATIONS – WILLIAM I. FONTENOT, JR.
BAYOU L’OURSE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland
Falcon reports the arrest of William I. Fontenot, Jr., 52, of 171 Highway 663,
Bayou L’Ourse, LA, on drug charges following a traffic stop Sunday evening.
A deputy on patrol in Bayou L’Ourse observed a vehicle
commit a traffic violation and proceeded to stop the vehicle. The deputy stopped the pick-up truck and
identified the driver as William I. Fontenot, Jr.
The deputy proceeded to interview Fontenot. Based on that interview and personal
observations, the deputy requested a K-9 unit at the scene. The K-9 unit arrived and conducted an open-air
sweep of the vehicle which alerted to the presence of illegal substances.
As a result of the search of the vehicle and
Fontenot’s person, a quantity of drug paraphernalia was recovered. Deputies also recovered a quantity of meth-amphetamine.
Fontenot was placed under arrest, transported to the
Assumption Parish Detention Center and booked on counts of:
of Drug Paraphernalia
Fontenot was issued two traffic related summons. Fontenot was incarcerated pending a bond
For additional information concerning this News
Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Commander Lonny Cavalier at