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Man arrested for drugs after running into sheriff's patrol car

DOB: 01/02/1992
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A Shreveport man who ran into the back of a Caddo Sheriff's Office patrol car was arrested after deputies found drugs and guns in his vehicle, said Sheriff Steve Prator.
Deputy Steve Viola was stopped on Texas Street at Spring Street around 12:24 this morning when he was rear-ended by a Ford SUV driven by 28-year-old Jamarion Young.  Deputies investigating the crash detected a strong smell of marijuana coming from Young's vehicle and saw an assault rifle laying in the back floorboard of the SUV. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of the AR-15 rifle as well as a .380 pistol with a 30 round magazine, 38 grams of marijuana, 18 bars of Xanax, 20 Ecstacy pills, and several grams of an unidentified substance.  Deputies also seized $467 in cash. 
Young was booked into Caddo Correctional Center for possession with intent to distribute marijuana, Ecstacy, and Xanax, two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, and two counts of illegally carrying a firearm while possessing CDS. 
There were no injuries as a result of the traffic crash.
Assisting with the arrest were Sgt. Jessica Benevage, Cpl. Roosevelt Tadlock, and Deputy Dirk Chapman.

For questions regarding this press release, please contact Cindy Chadwick at (318) 681-0666

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