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Traffic / Drug Law Violations - Tuesday, March 27, 2018

DATE:            TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2018
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM:            SHERIFF LELAND FALCON
SUBJECT:      TRAFFIC / DRUG LAW VIOLATIONS JAMES J. ACOSTA, JR.

 

BELLE ROSE Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest James J. Acosta, Jr., 49, of 4492, Highway 83, Franklin, LA, on charges stemming from a Monday night traffic stop.

Narcotics agents observed a vehicle in the Brule Maurin area off of LA 70 and proceeded to stop the vehicle.  Agents identified the driver as James T. Acosta, Jr.

Agents interviewed the driver and as a result of that interview, agents discovered and seized a quantity of meth-amphetamine and marijuana.

At some point, Acosta became combative and had to be restrained.

Acosta was arrested, transported to the Assumption Parish Detention Center and booked on counts of:

            *Expired MVI Tag

            *Possession of Marijuana

            *Possession of Meth-Amphetamine

            *Battery of a Police Officer

Acosta was 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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