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Officer Arrests Fugitive In Possession Of Synthetic Marijuana

Officer Arrests Fugitive In Possession Of Synthetic Marijuana

Lockport Chief of Police Warren Vedros announced a man who failed to appear in court for stealing a leaf blower was arrested and also charged with drug possession. Rocky Pertuit, 29, of 161 Linda Street in Lockport was arrested on Monday after being spotted by a patrol officer.

At around 7:30 a.m. on Monday, December 29, an officer was on patrol in the area of Ferdinand Street when he spotted Rocky Pertuit walking along the street. Knowing Pertuit had an active warrant for contempt of court, the officer made contact with Pertuit and placed him under arrest. Pertuit told the officer he had synthetic marijuana in his possession. The officer discovered Pertuit to have a small bag containing suspected synthetic marijuana and a cigarette suspected to contain suspected synthetic marijuana.

Pertuit was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where he was booked with possession of synthetic marijuana and per the contempt of court warrant.

He is being held in lieu of $27,500 bond as set by Judge Jerome J. Barbera and per the warrant.

Pertuit failed to appear in court on a simple burglary charge stemming from an incident on September 12 in which he allegedly stole a leaf blower from a Lockport residence.