High-speed chase leads to heroin arrest
PAINCOURTVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Assumption Parish said a man led them on a high-speed chase this week before trying to ditch heroin investigators believe he was selling.
Deputies charged Justin Fair with heroin possession with the intent to distribute it along with resisting arrest, obstruction of justice, and several traffic violations.
Sheriff Mike Waguespack said on Tuesday narcotics agents got a call that someone was selling drugs out of a store parking lot in Paincourtville. The agents said when they arrived they saw Fair speed off onto Highway 1, nearly hitting a vehicle.
The sheriff said they pursued Fair across Bayou Lafourche and onto the Highway 403 bridge, where agents said they saw him throw several objects into the bayou. Deputies said Fair stopped a short distance later and surrendered to authorities.
Deputies said they found $465 in cash and a plastic baggie with heroin which was wrapped in more individual bags on Fair, and recovered several large chunks of crack cocaine which had been thrown into the bayou.
Agents booked Fair into the Assumption Parish jail on he above charges. Sheriff Waguespack said no bond was set as of Wednesday morning.
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