Passed out man jailed for drugs

Published 4:14 am Wednesday, September 6, 2017

An Angie man was arrested Friday on various drug-related charges, as well as resisting an officer, shortly after the Bogalusa Police Department received a call to check on a person passed out near a convenience store, according to BPD Maj. Percy Knight.

Knight said that the man was passed out on the sidewalk next to the Texaco on Avenue F.

“After several attempts, officers were able to wake the individual up, who at first gave the officers a false name,” Knight said. “He was later properly identified as Donald Rogers, 58, of Angie. As officers attempted to conduct a pat down for weapons, Rogers started backing away from the officers and he was told to stop.

“Rogers stated running, officers gave chase and caught him in front of the store. Rogers resisted the officers but was finally handcuffed and placed under arrest.”

The arrest was made at approximately 4:30 p.m. Friday, Knight said.

“Rogers had a backpack with him that contained a pack of cigarettes, with suspected heroin in the cigarette pack,” Knight said. “Once at the jail, the jail personnel observed Rogers attempting to conceal an item that was inside his shoe. The item was a pill bottle key chain that contained six blue pills, identified as oxycodone and seven green pills identified as Alprazolam.”

Rogers was booked and charged with possession of heroin, possession of Schedule II narcotics, possession of Schedule IV narcotics, introduction of contraband (city jail) and two counts of resisting an officer.