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Sunday, July 21, 2019

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Traffic stop for no seat belt leads to multiple drug charges

Traffic stop for no seat belt leads to multiple drug charges

Brett Templet, 34, of Raceland was arrested on Saturday, January 16 around 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

Deputies noticed a male subject driving northbound on LA Highway 1 in the area of Leonard Street, and the driver was not wearing a seat belt. Deputies initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver who was identified as Brett Templet.

Deputies immediately detected a strong odor of suspected marijuana coming from the vehicle. Templet admitted to having marijuana inside the vehicle, and K-9 deputy was on scene to assist. After the K-9 alerted to the possible presence of narcotics inside the vehicle, deputies discovered a small amount of suspected marijuana inside the vehicle along with drug paraphernalia. Templet was also found to have several pills in his possession, including hydrocodone, oxycodone, carisoprodol, clonazepam, and a legend drug.

Templet was placed under arrest and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where he was booked on charges of possession of marijuana, hydrocodone, clonazepam, oxycodone, carisoprodol, a legend drug, and drug paraphernalia, as well as the seat belt violation.

Templet was released Sunday afternoon after posting $10,525 bond.