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James Glasper

NAPOLEONVILLE — A Napoleonville man was arrested Tuesday on drug-related counts after deputies stopped him for following too closely to another vehicle, said Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon.

Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division officers saw an SUV following closely to another southbound vehicle on La. 1 south of Napoleonville Tuesday night and made a traffic stop, Falcon said in a news release.

When deputies approached the vehicle, they saw marijuana in plain view in the SUV, he said. The driver, James Glasper, 46, of 137 La. 400, Napoleonville, ran from the car into a nearby cane field, but was apprehended, Falcon said.

With the help of a Sheriff’s Office canine, deputies found half a pound of high-grade marijuana and close to 500 doses of Ecstasy inside the vehicle, the sheriff said.

Glasper was booked into the Assumption Parish jail on counts of resisting an officer, possession with intent to distribute Ecstasy, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of open alcoholic beverages in a vehicle and following too closely, Falcon said.

Bail is still to be set.