Man arrested on drug, weapons charges

Man arrested on drug, weapons charges

POSTED: Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 6:30am

UPDATED: Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 6:34am

Deputies responded to the Ponchatoula area regarding a disturbance on February 25. On the way there, the officers were told that the suspect left the scene and was driving a white vehicle.

Deputies then made contact with the suspect vehicle and identified the driver as Dominic Ciuzio, 33. As deputies initiated the traffic stop, Ciuzio exited the vehicle and began walking toward deputies.

Officers searched Ciuzio and found two small metal cylinders containing illegal narcotics. They also found in plain sight two firearms inside of his vehicle.

Ciuzio was taken into custody and charged with 4 counts of possession of CDS IV, of possession of CDS II, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled substance and disturbing the peace.


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