Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest

Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Two People

A routine traffic stop in the Jena, LA area Saturday night, May 10, 2014, led to the arrests of two individuals on illegal narcotic charges, according to Sheriff Scott Franklin.

While on routine patrol, a LaSalle Parish sheriff’s deputy observed the driver of a black Chevrolet welding truck run a stop sign.  The deputy subsequently pulled the driver over for this traffic violation.

The officer discovered that the driver, Timothy L. Williamson, 47, of Georgetown, LA was driving with a suspended license and appeared to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage.  After administering a field sobriety test, the deputy checked the vehicle for opened alcoholic beverages and discovered a large amount of suspected methamphetamines hidden inside the vehicle.

The passenger was identified as Lucas S. Carter, 26, of Goldonna, LA.

Both Williamson and Carter were placed under arrest at that time and transported to the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle was towed to the LaSalle Parish courthouse.

Once at the courthouse, officers continued the search of the vehicle and discovered other suspected methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia hidden inside the vehicle.

The two men were charged as follows:

Timothy L. Williamson – possession of CDS II, methamphetamines, with intent to distribute, conspiracy to commit distribution of CDS II, meth, possession of CDS II, meth, 2 counts, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension and running a stop sign.

Lucas S. Carter – possession of CDS II, meth, with intent to distribute, conspiracy to commit distribution of CDS II, meth, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

As of press time on Monday, May 12, 2014, both men remained in the custody of the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office awaiting a bond hearing on these charges.

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