By: Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of a fugitive found with narcotics during the traffic stop. Jared Brown, 32, of Houma faces drug charges in Lafourche Parish and is also being held for authorities in Terrebonne Parish.

At around 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, K-9 deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling south on LA Highway 316 in Bayou Blue. Deputies made contact with the driver and passenger. The passenger initially gave deputies a false name but was later identified as Brown and found to have active warrants in Terrebonne Parish. He was then taken into custody.

During the stop, deputies detected the odor of suspected marijuana inside the vehicle.  One of the K-9 units alerted to the possible presence of narcotics inside the vehicle. Deputies then located a bag inside the vehicle containing suspected narcotics. In all, deputies seized over 35 grams of methamphetamine, nearly 30 grams of marijuana, and 0.7 grams of heroin. They also located several small plastic bags, a digital scale, syringes, and other drug paraphernalia. All of the narcotics and paraphernalia were determined to belong to Brown.

Brown was booked into the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex in Thibodaux. He was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin, Marijuana, and Methamphetamine, as well as Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (3rd Offense). Bail is set at $87,000.

Brown is also booked as a fugitive of Terrebonne Parish with active warrants for Felony Theft, Felony Criminal Damage to Property, traffic violations, and contempt of court for failing to appear in court for several other charges.