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 While patrolling on Highway 430 the night of April 25, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputy Jay Dupre observed a vehicle swerve into the oncoming lane of traffic and proceed southbound driving on the wrong side of the road.  Deputy Dupre initiated a traffic stop on Deonta Lamar Lee, 32, a resident of Hayes Creek Road. 

After exiting his patrol unit and approaching Lee’s vehicle, Deputy Dupre observed narcotics displayed openly in the center console.  He also observed a large amount of currency strewn in Mr. Lee’s lap, the center console and the passenger seat.  Lee was removed from his vehicle and placed under arrest.

 A further search of Lee’s vehicle revealed a quantity of heroin which had been concealed in an open soft drink can.  Also discovered were three boxes of plastic baggies and a digital scale which is generally used to weigh drugs for sale. 

Seized from Lee was 23.25 grams of heroin, $468 cash and a quantity of Suboxone which was not prescribed for Lee. 

Lee has been in the Washington Parish Jail one previous time.  In February 2017, he was arrested for driving while intoxicated and failure to appear in court.  He was released after posting a $2,550 bond. 

Lee was transported to the Washington Parish Jail and booked on five outstanding warrants for contempt of court, possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession of schedule 3 drugs, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, obstruction of justice and improper lane usage.  At this time, he remains in jail with his bond set at $36,100. 

“Another good arrest and more drugs taken out of circulation,” stated Sheriff Randy Seal.  “Good work, Deputy Dupre!”

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