POSTED: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 12:30pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 12:34pm
ASSUMPTION PARISH, LA — A routine stop for littering led to two Napoleonville men being arrested on drug and weapons charges.
On February 5, a deputy with the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office was on routine patrol when he noticed a passenger throw what appeared to be a silver beer can out of a parked car located at 304 Jefferson Street in Napoleonville. He also noticed the driver bring a silver can to his mouth.
The deputy approached the vehicle and asked what they were doing and they replied they were “just sitting and drinking”.
The driver appeared to be very nervous and kept putting his hands under his legs. After obtaining consent to search the vehicle, the deputy located two opened16-ounce beer cans, four empty 16-ounce beer cans in the grass next to the vehicle, a small yellowish/white rock believed to be crack cocaine and small .36 caliber derringer pistol in the console.
Both subjects said that they did not know anything about the gun or the suspected crack cocaine. Both subjects were taken into custody and while completing the booking process it was noted that both subjects are convicted felons.
Floyd Truehill, Sr., 58, was booked on the following charges: Possession of Schedule II CDS (Crack Cocaine), Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, Possession of Firearm in the presence of CDS, and Littering. He has a previous felony conviction for DWI. Probation and Parole has placed a hold on him. As well, no bond has been set as of the time of this release.
Hosea J. Wiggins, 54, was booked on all of the same above mentioned charges except for Littering. He has a previous conviction for Simple Burglary. No bond has been set as of this time of this release.