JENNINGS, LA (KPLC) - A man has been arrested following an incident in which he is accused of striking an officer after drugs were found in a car, according to Jennings Police Department.
Police could smell weed coming from a vehicle on which Stacey Lee Williams Jr., 28, was near, according to Jennings Chief of Police Danny Semmes.
Semmes said the car was searched after obtaining a search warrant and JPD seized more than $10,000 worth of drugs. Drugs included were marijuana, heroin, and promethazine. Officers had the vehicle towed.
When Williams was questioned, he claimed to not know anything concerning the drugs in the car, Semmes said.
Williams, who was on crutches, struck an officer in the knee while officers were trying to apprehend him, Semmes said.
Semmes said police heard gunshots after searching the car, but found no one. He believes the gunshots were a deterrent.
Jennings Police say they issued a search warrant on the vehicle and seized over $10,000 worth of drugs. Drugs included were marijuana, heroin, and promethazine. Officers had the vehicle towed.
Williams is charged with possession of CDS schedule II, possession of less than two grams of schedule I other than marijuana, THC, chemical derivatives of THC, synthetic cannabinoids, heroin or fentanyl, resisting an officer, battery of a police officer, obstruction of justice, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is booked into Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office. No bond information at this time.
JPD is still investigating this incident. Jennings police have not yet contacted the owner of the car.