Wildlife agents arrest one on drug charges

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Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents arrested a Webster Parish man for reported illegal drug possession.

John E. Day, 42, of Minden, was arrested by Enforcement Agent Sgt. Jared McIver for improper lane use, driving with a suspended driver’s license, driving with cancelled license plate, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal possession of prescription pills and illegal possession of Tramadol pills.

LDWF agents say McIver stopped Day on Highway 164 for improper lane use. During the stop, he discovered Day was driving with a suspended license and cancelled license plate.

Also discovered were reported illegal prescription pills, along with alleged drug paraphernalia such as a straw and a pill crusher believed to be used to snort pills. Inside the vehicle, McIver discovered what he believed to be Tramadol and more pill crushers.

Illegal possession of prescription pills carries a $5,000 fine and five years in jail. Illegal possession of the Tramadol carries up to a $25,000 fine and five years in jail.

If convicted of possession of drug paraphernalia, Day faces up to a $500 fine and six months in jail.

Operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license carries up to a $500 fine and six months in jail, and operating a vehicle with a cancelled license plate brings up to a $100 fine and 30 days in jail.

The fine and incarceration for improper use is set by the parish.

Day was booked at Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

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