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Speeding Stop Leads to Narcotics and Weapons Arrest

A traffic stop for a speeding violation leads to an arrest for narcotics and weapons charges.

Posted: Feb 3, 2021 12:57 PM
Updated: Feb 3, 2021 1:01 PM

A traffic stop for a speeding violation leads to an arrest for narcotics and weapons charges. On February 2, 2021 an Opelousas Police Patrol officer stopped a vehicle for a speeding violation near the intersection of Cane and Vine Streets. After making contact with the driver Mr. Caleb Briscoe, it was determined that Mr. Briscoe had several outstanding warrants for his arrest in multiple jurisdictions. Further investigations led officers to discovering several illegal narcotics in Mr. Briscoe’s possession including crystal meth, marijuana and synthetic marijuana. Officers also located two firearms in Mr. Briscoe’s possession. A records check indicated that Mr. Briscoe was prohibited from possessing any firearms due to an active protective order being in place against him. Mr. Briscoe was taken into custody and booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail on the following charges:

1.General Speed Law

2. No Motor Vehicle Insurance

3. Expired MVI

4. Switched License Plate

5. Possession of Schedule II Drugs

6. Possession of Schedule I Drugs

7. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

8. Illegal Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of CDS.

9. Violation of a Protective Order

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