Three Fanklin Men Arrested for Possession of Narcotics and Paraphernalia

Three Fanklin Men Arrested for Possession of Narcotics and Paraphernalia

Posted: Mar 1, 2021 11:29 AM

Officers observed a vehicle with multiple occupants and believed one of the occupants had outstanding warrants. With the assistance of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office, officers approached the vehicle that was occupied by Butler, Brown, and Beverly. Officers and deputies observed a handgun in plain view. The subjects were transported to the Franklin Police Department for questioning and a search warrant was obtained to search the vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle, officers located two handguns, illegal narcotics, and paraphernalia.

Deondric Butler, 25,  Franklin, LA, was arrested on February 27, 2021, at 1:16 AM, on the charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of schedule I narcotics (marijuana) - 3rd offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance. Butler was additionally arrested on a warrant for 16th Judicial District Court for failure to appear on the charge of aggravated assault with a firearm. Butler was booked, processed, and released on a $70,000.00 bond.

Joaquima Brown, 26, of, Franklin, LA, was arrested on February 27, 2021, at 1:16 AM, on the charges of possession of schedule I narcotics (marijuana), possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance. Brown was booked, processed, and held on a $20,500.00 bond.

Charles Beverly, 28, of , Franklin, LA, was arrested on February 27, 2021, at 1:16 AM, on the charges of possession of schedule I narcotics (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Beverly was booked, processed, and released on a $1,000.00 bond.

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