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LPSO Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest And Drug Seizure

Sep 06, 2019 03:44PM ● By News Desk
One man is under arrest and facing multiple drugs charges following a traffic stop and chase in the early morning hours of September 4, 2019.

At approximately 1:00 a.m., Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the 100 block of Acadian Hills Lane for a traffic violation.

The vehicle refused to stop and deputies pursued the vehicle for several miles before it came to a stop in the 100 block of Elephant Walk Boulevard. Upon which time the driver and passenger exiting the vehicle, both fled on foot.

After a brief foot pursuit, the driver of the vehicle was apprehended and identified as 26-year-old Paul Powell.

A subsequent search of the vehicle lead to the recovery of approximately 221 grams of Methamphetamine, approximately 6 grams of Marijuana, 21 Adderall pills, 2 handguns and assorted drug paraphernalia. The total street value is $44,556.00.

Powell was arrested, booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center and charged with two counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute (PWITD) Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS), PWITD Schedule I CDS, two counts of Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of a CDS, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Transactions Involving Proceeds from Drug Offenses, Resisting an Officer and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

An investigation continues into the identity of the passenger.

* All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.