Belle Rose man booked on drug counts

After getting a tip about a possible drug deal in Labadieville, Assumption Parish sheriff’s deputies on Thursday stopped a vehicle traveling toward Napoleonville, finding marijuana and other narcotics with a street value of approximately $4,000.

At the traffic stop, the driver, Alton Herbert, 22, of 151 La. 1003, Belle Rose, attempted to flee when officers asked to pat him down, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office. After a short foot chase, Hebert was apprehended and arrested.

On Herbert deputies found a loaded .357 Smith & Wesson revolver, $704 in cash, 40 individually packed bags of a substance believed to be marijuana, 27 individually packed bags of a substance believed to be synthetic marijuana and a bag containing 10 Lortab pills, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Inside the vehicle, deputies also found 22 packets of various types of synthetic marijuana.

Herbert was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on counts of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute synthetic marijuana, possession with intent to distribute Lortab, illegal carrying of a weapon, possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance, drug paraphernalia, resisting an officer and illegal window tint, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

His bond had not been set as of Friday afternoon.