Authorities said a man faces
drug charges after crashing while allegedly trying to flee sheriff's deputies.
The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's
Office reported Jackie Roberson Jr., 31, of Baldwin, was arrested Monday night.
Deputies said detectives
with the St. Mary Parish Narcotics Division were patrolling the Baldwin area
when they reportedly spotted a truck being driven in the middle of the road.
Detectives said the driver
sped off when they tried to pull him over. They added about two blocks later
the driver lost control and crashed into a ditch.
Investigators said a
passenger in the truck was taken to Iberia Medical Center for injuries suffered
in the crash. They said he was treated and released.
Detectives reported seeing a
pack of small baggies commonly used for drugs and several pieces of crack
cocaine on the floor of the driver's side.
They added a Norco pill and
small bag of marijuana were discovered in the center console. Detectives said
they later learned Roberson has two previous marijuana convictions.
He was booked into the St.
Mary Parish Detention Center on the following charges:
Possession of marijuana (3rd
Possession of cocaine with
intent to distribute
Possession of Norco
Possession of drug
Bond has not been set.
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