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Robert Patterson, left, and Ray J. Madere

Traffic stops and a domestic disturbance investigation led to multiple narcotics arrests in Assumption Parish since Monday, Sheriff Leland Falcon said.

Robert Patterson, 31, 140 Violet St., Labadieville, was arrested Monday after causing a disturbance at his mother’s house, Falcon said in a news release.

When deputies arrived at the house, they found that Patterson already had left. The officers were called back to the house a short time later and found Patterson being held down by his brother, Falcon said.

As deputies took Patterson into custody, a packet of suspected cocaine fell from his pocket, Falcon said. Deputies searched him and found another packet of cocaine as well as one of marijuana, the report said.

Patterson was booked into the St. James Parish jail on counts of possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and disturbing the peace. Bail is yet to be set, the Sheriff’s Office said.

On Tuesday, a Plattenville man was arrested on drug counts after he was stopped while riding an all-terrain vehicle on La. 1 near Bertrandville, Falcon said.

Ray Madere, 53, 5494 La. 308, Plattenville, was arrested after he fled into nearby Bayou Lafourche on the four-wheeler when a deputy tried to make a traffic stop. Madere was arrested by officers when he drove out of the bayou at another location, the report said.

During his ride into the bayou, he dropped several items that included methamphetamine, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Madere was booked into St. James Parish jail on counts of possession of methamphetamine, resisting an officer and operating an off-road vehicle on a road, the report said.

Also on Tuesday, Gabrielle Daigle, 20, of Belle Rose, was arrested when she told a deputy during a traffic stop that she had some marijuana in her possession, Falcon said.

She was booked into the parish jail on counts of possession of marijuana, possession of Adderall, possession of Ecstasy and improper display of a license plate, the sheriff said.

Bail was set at $5,891.

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