PAINCOURTVILLE, LA (WAFB) - Narcotics agents with the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office were alerted to possible drug activity in the parking lot of the Family Dollar store in Paincourtville on Tuesday around 9 a.m.
When they arrived, a man in a vehicle sped off onto Highway 1, nearly hitting another vehicle, according to the sheriff's report.
The chase crossed Bayou Lafourche on the Highway 403 bridge. While crossing the bridge, the driver crossed the center line and threw several items into the bayou, which were later recovered.
As the pursuit continued, the driver threw additional items out of the vehicle.
The driver, now identified as 32-year-old Justin Fair, stopped a short distance later and surrendered to authorities.
Narcotics agents say they recovered $465 in cash, along with individually wrapped baggies of heroin. The items recovered from the bayou were identified as several large chunks of crack cocaine and heroin.
Fair was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center for possession with intent to distribute heroine and crack cocaine, obstruction of justice, resisting arrest, improper lane usage, stop sign violation, and drug paraphernalia.