Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

Published 2:23 am Saturday, June 24, 2017

A Bogalusa man was arrested on multiple drug charges Wednesday, after he was stopped during a seemingly routine traffic violation.

According to public information officer Maj. Percy Knight of the Bogalusa Police Department, BPD officers reportedly noticed a vehicle driving left of center in the street late Wednesday night.

When they pulled the driver, Brandon Wise, over on Superior Avenue, he was unable to produce any form of identification or proof of insurance, Knight said. Then the officers reportedly saw a digital scale, which Knight said is commonly associated with the sale and purchase illegal narcotics, in plain view on the passenger side of the vehicle.

Wise was arrested, and when the officers conducted a pat down of his clothing they allegedly discovered a small amount of marijuana in one of his pants’ pockets and three pieces of suspected crack cocaine in another, Knight said.

Wise was also found to have two active attachments in Bogalusa, as well as an outstanding felony warrant at the Hammond Police Department.

Wise was arrested on the charges of improper lane usage/driving left of center, turn signal required, second offense possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a drug free zone, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license is suspended, and being a fugitive from another agency.