A Hammond man faces several charges after sheriff’s deputies found what they believed to be drugs in his car while responding to an incident at a Tangipahoa nightclub, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office.
About 1 a.m., authorities were called to Club 81 on La. 51, where they found 31-year-old Jamal Jones.
“Jones was allegedly involved in a disturbance which ended by him exiting the establishment yelling, screaming, and swinging his fists around attempting to start a fight with anyone who got in his way,” the release states, adding that he was “throwing his arms around in a fistic manner.”
Deputies, who suspected Jones was on drugs, could not placate him and ended up placing him under arrest. As they approached his Chevrolet Tahoe, they saw a handgun, two bags of white substance and a razor blade inside the vehicle. They later found three more bags of suspected cocaine and $1,025 in cash.
Jones has been charged with possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of a weapon while in possession of a controlled substance, disturbing the peace and resisting an officer.