Monroe Man Facing Illegal Narcotic Charges in LaSalle

A 30-year-old Monroe man was arrested last Wednesday and is facing illegal narcotic charges in LaSalle Parish, according to Sheriff Scott Franklin.

On the night of Wednesday, October 4, a LaSalle Parish K-9 deputy observed a traffic violation on a grey Toyota Camry traveling south on US Hwy 165 south of Olla.  The deputy activated his emergency lights, but the vehicle continued traveling south and refused to stop.

The deputy activated his siren and the vehicle continued driving, finally stopping in the parking lot of Hardtner Medical Center,  near the Urania intersection.

The vehicle had traveled about a mile before it pulled over.  LPSO deputies identified the driver as Quentin Long and they noticed he was wearing only one shoe.  Long told deputies he took his shoe off because his toe was itching.

The K-9 deputy utilized his K-9 partner for a search of the vehicle that yielded a positive alert on the back passenger door and front driver’s seat.  Deputies did a hand search of the vehicle and located a large bag with 12 individual wrapped bags containing suspected cocaine that was found in the back seat.

Long was asked to remove his shoe on his right foot and deputies observed a large bulge in his sock.  Inside the sock deputies located a small bag containing suspected marijuana.

Quentin Long, 30, of Monroe, was transported to the LaSalle Parish Jail in Jena and booked on the charges of possession of CDS II  – cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of CDS I – marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, no driver’s license, improper lane usage, and flight from an officer.