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Traffic Stop - Drug Law Violations - Tuesday, March 20, 2018

DATE:            TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2018
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM:            SHERIFF LELAND FALCON
SUBJECT:      TRAFFIC STOP / DRUG LAW VIOLATIONS

JERRY R. POE and ROBERT M. BURKE

 

BAYOU L’OURSE - Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrests of Jerry R. Poe, 55, of 217 Railroad Avenue, Morgan City, LA and Robert Matthew Burke, 55, of 130 Maine Street, Patterson, LA, on charges related to a traffic stop in Bayou L’Ourse on Sunday.

A uniformed patrol officer observed a vehicle on LA 662 commit a traffic violation.  The deputy conducted a traffic stop subsequently identifying the driver as Jerry R. Poe and the passenger as Robert M. Burke.

The deputy recognized Poe to be a previous narcotics law violator.  As such, Poe was acting nervously.  Poe was also a convicted felon.

The patrol deputy summoned a K-9 unit to his location.  The K-9 conducted an open-air sniff of Poe’s vehicle and alerted to the interior of the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle yielded a quantity of meth-amphetamine, assorted paraphernalia and a handgun.

Both Poe and Burke were arrested, transported to the Assumption Parish Detention Center and booked as follows:

Jerry R. Poe-

            *Possession of Meth-Amphetamine

            *Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

            *Illegal Carrying of Weapons in the Presence of Controlled Dangerous Substances

            *Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

            *Improper Display of License Plate

 

Robert Matthew Burke-

            *Possession of Meth-Amphetamine

            *Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

            *Illegal Carrying of a Weapon in the Presence of Controlled Dangerous Substances

 

Both Poe and Burke remain incarcerated 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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