Police officers in Louisiana make routine traffic stops frequently throughout the day. While many of these stops involve driving violations, officials sometimes discover other possible areas of concern. A recent traffic stop resulted in drug charges being filed against a man in Crowley.
Investigations of alleged drug operations in Louisiana and elsewhere around the country often last for an extended period of time. There are frequently multiple organizations that work together over the course of the investigation, requiring coordination of efforts. Several agencies recently concluded an operation that lasted almost two years, resulting in drug charges against 26 people.
Police in Louisiana routinely conduct searches as part of their investigations. Warrants are typically issued after law enforcement officials have petitioned the court for the appropriate authority to search someone's property. Three residents of Violet have been arrested on drug charges following a recent search of their home.
National Football League fans usually expect to see athletes make headlines for impressive plays, but an NFL player recently made news when he was arrested. Carlos Henderson -- a wide receiver for the Broncos -- currently faces drug charges in Louisiana. The arrest came after a speed-related traffic stop.
A veterinarian was recently arrested for allegedly killing a neighbor's dog. In addition to charges for aggravated animal cruelty and illegally discharging a firearm, she is also facing drug charges. Since her arrest, she was let go from her position at a Louisiana veterinary clinic.
Crimes involving illegal substances are a serious matter that should be handled as such. Often, Louisiana authorities handle all drug charges with a similar heavy hand and without much discretion for each person's unique situation. When facing charges for possession, it is important to be vigilant with your criminal defense preparations. This often starts with gaining a better understanding of your charges.
Louisiana police claim that a regular apartment was the hub of a far-reaching drug operation. A husband and wife duo were arrested and face several drug charges for allegedly running the operation from their home. After a search of the residence, police also filed charges for money laundering and gun violations, and they are currently still investigating the matter.
Criminal allegations of any kind can have a profoundly negative impact on your life. Drug charges in particular can be especially devastating, as the criminal consequences tend to be severe, and a criminal record can follow you for years to come. If you have been charged with a drug-related crime in Louisiana, you could be facing years in jail.
Louisiana police filed multiple charges following a traffic stop. The driver faces serious allegations, including several drug charges, careless operation, switched tags and several more. He is apparently still in police custody at an area correctional facility.
A Louisiana mother is facing a slew of criminal charges related to a hit-and-run accident. She was arrested approximately two weeks after the accident, as she was initially placed in a hospital for necessary medical treatment. She is currently in police custody on drug charges and many other criminal allegations.