19 year old arrested on drug charges

19 year old arrested on drug charges

POSTED: Friday, March 30, 2012 - 11:00pm

UPDATED: Friday, March 30, 2012 - 11:04pm

A 19 year old was arrested yesterday in Bishop Woods for illegal narcotics.

On Friday, March 29, the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s narcotics detectives were patrolling through Bishop Woods Subdivision in response to a number of complaints of street level drug dealers selling drugs in the neighborhood.

During the course of their patrols narcotics detectives observed Joseph Pindexter standing in the road at the intersection of Bishop Woods and Mulberry Street. As narcotics detectives neared Pindexter he started flagging them down. As the detectives approached Pindexter he offered to sell them narcotics. Narcotics detectives questioned Pindexter which resulted in his arrest after he was found to be in possession of a number of rocks of crack cocaine.

On March 29, 2012 Joseph Pindexter, 19, of Gonzales was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and obstructing public passages.

He is currently incarcerated at the Ascension Parish jail pending bond.

Anyone with information on illegal drug activity is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division at (225) 621-8350 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867).

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