CPSO Vice arrests man on drug charges

John L. Runte
John L. Runte

The following is a Press Release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office:

This morning at approximately 2:00 a.m., detectives with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Vice Division conducted a stop on an vehicle near the 2900 block of Highway 90 in Sulphur for a traffic violation.

When detectives approached the vehicle to speak with the driver, later identified as John L. Runte, 26, 1324 Joseph Street, Sulphur, they observed a bag of marijuana sitting on the center console of the vehicle.  During further inspection of the vehicle, detectives also recovered .066 of powder cocaine, with an estimated street value of $400.

Runte was arrested and booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with possession with intent CDS II; possession of CDS I (marijuana); and driving under suspension.