WASHINGTON PARISH, LA (WAFB) - A man from Bogalusa was arrested on March 1, released on March 9, then arrested again on March 10.
Nicholas Tyler Vaughn, 21, a resident of South Dogwood Dr. in Bogalusa, was arrested March 1 for fraudulent acquisition of a credit card and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was then released from jail on March 9 after posting a $10,500 bond. Officials say he was arrested again on March 10, this time on charges of possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia.
Vaughn remains incarcerated at the Washington Parish Jail with bond set at $28,500.
The Washington Parish Sheriff's Office received information that Vaughn was possibly in possession of heroin and on his way to the Sportsman Inn Motel on Hwy. 21 south of Bogalusa. The report states a patrol sergeant went to the motel parking lot and observed Vaughn exiting a pickup truck. The deputy approached Vaughn and reportedly saw a hypodermic needle sticking out of one of his front pants pockets. At that point, Vaughn was placed under arrest and transported to the Washington Parish Jail.
A subsequent search of Vaughn revealed four aluminum pouches which Vaughn reportedly admitted contained heroin.
"Heroin is an awful drug. Once it gets its venomous talons into a person, it controls that person's life until either intervention and rescue or death. Today's heroin is even more dangerous with the introduction of fentanyl, a highly toxic drug, which is often mixed with the heroin, frequently leading to the death of the user. Our patrol deputies, our detectives, and our Drug Trask Force work diligently throughout our parish to help remove illegal drugs from our streets. I congratulate our fine sergeant for making this arrest and, perhaps, saving Vaughn's life," said Sheriff Randy Seal.