Bogalusa man arrested for drugs after traffic stop

Published 12:21 pm Monday, March 14, 2022

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On Thursday, March 10, a Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office patrol deputy observed a Bogalusa man who drove through a red light at the intersection of Superior Avenue and Cumberland Street, according to WPSO Chief Criminal Deputy Mike Haley.

Haley said that the deputy made a traffic stop and encountered Dehenric Bickham, 29, a resident of Kentucky Avenue, who was in possession of a quantity of an illegal drug along with a legal weapon in plain view inside his vehicle.

Bickham was arrested and charged with possession of an illegal drug, possession of an illegal drug with a weapon present and running a red light. His bond was set at $4,000 and he posted bond for release the same day of his arrest.

“A weapon, combined with illegal drugs, is not a good mix,” Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said. “The pistol was neither stolen nor concealed; however, an illegal drug was present. One can only speculate on his need to have both in the vehicle. Our deputy did a good job and I commend him.”