BERTRANDVILLE — Assumption Parish sheriff’s deputies who stopped two cars on Tuesday after seeing what appeared to be a drug sale arrested five men when the deputies found marijuana and guns in one of the vehicles and traces of heroin in the other, Sheriff Bruce Prejean said Wednesday.
When deputies tried to stop the first car, a blue Chevy Caprice, the driver jumped from the vehicle while it was still rolling but was apprehended after a short chase, Prejean said in a news release.
Inside the vehicle, the deputies found a .40-caliber Glock and a .357 revolver, along with more than a dozen small, individually wrapped bags of marijuana and three larger bags of marijuana, the sheriff said.
The driver, Quan Lewis, 20, of 130 Jones St., Napoleonville, who had an outstanding warrant, was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center in Napoleonville on assault by drive-by shooting and flight from an officer.
Another man in the car, Michael Lewis, 21, of 212 Daggs St., Belle Rose, who also had outstanding warrants, was booked on domestic abuse battery, simple battery, criminal damage to property and obstruction of justice, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The third man in the Caprice, Myron Lewis, 19, also of 212 Daggs St., Belle Rose, was booked on a count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
Deputy Robert Martin, public information officer for the Sheriff’s Office, said the three men are related.
In the second vehicle, a black Chevy Trailblazer, a narcotics police dog alerted deputies to the presence of narcotics. A syringe and two silver spoons with suspected heroin residue were found, the sheriff’s report says.
The SUV’s driver, Scott Leonard, 22, of 152 Riverbend St., Pierre Part, was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on counts of driving with a suspended license, careless operation, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and open container in vehicle.
The passenger in the SUV, Matthew Aucoin, 21, of 134 Riche Town Lane, Napoleonville, was booked on possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Bail had not been set for the men late Wednesday afternoon.