PAINCOURTVILLE — Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force officers arrested a Paincourtville man on weapons and drug charges.
While conducting surveillance and patrols Thursday, task force officers stopped Justin Fair, 29, of 171 Miles St., because he was loitering in a public roadway, Sheriff Mike Waguespack said in a news release.
Fair then allegedly threw a handgun and fled the scene. After a short foot chase, Fair was apprehended in possession of marijuana and three magazine rounds for the handgun, the release states. Agents then recovered a .40-caliber, semi-automatic handgun.
Fair, who has a previous felony drug conviction, was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center with fourth-offense possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm with drugs, illegal possession of a firearm by a felon, resisting an officer and loitering.