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Houma man arrested on drug charges

Houma man arrested on drug charges
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POSTED: Monday, August 26, 2013 - 11:00pm

UPDATED: Monday, August 26, 2013 - 11:04pm

A Houma man has been arrested on drug charges after entering a convenience store while inebriated .

On August 22 at 11:28, Houma Police responded to Bryson’s Mobile Mart, in reference to employees reporting a male subject inside the business that appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. While responding, officers learned that the subject arrived at the business in a Ford F-150, entered and engaged in conversation with the clerks. While speaking to the clerks, they became concerned that he would leave and contacted law enforcement.

When officers arrived on scene, they located the male in question and identified him as Cameron S. Chauvin, 21. As officers spoke to Mr. Chauvin, they immediately detected by his body language and speech that he was either under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.

During their investigation, Mr. Chauvin refused a search of his vehicle. With that in mind, Houma Police K-9, “Rex”, and his handler, Sgt. Jeffrey Lirette, were called to the scene where an exterior search of the vehicle was conducted, which revealed a positive odor response that narcotics was inside.

As Houma Police conducted an interior search of Mr. Chauvin’s vehicle, they located suspected heroin and marijuana inside. Houma Police also recovered a hypodermic needle as well as other drug paraphernalia.

Chauvin was subsequently arrested for Disturbing the Peace, Possession of Schedule I (Heroin), Possession of Schedule I (Marijuana) and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was arrested on the aforementioned charges and transported to the Terrebonne parish Criminal Justice Complex to be booked.  

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