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Traffic stop yields arrest

Traffic stop yields arrest

At around 12:45 a.m. on Saturday, October 31, deputies traveling along LA Hwy. 1 in Raceland conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. During the stop, deputies questioned both the driver and passenger about whether there was anything illegal in the vehicle.

The passenger, later identified as Max Matherne, 28, of Raceland, produced a bag containing approximately 3.4 grams of suspected marijuana. Deputies also located a bag containing approximately 10 suspected MDMA pills and a handgun in Matherne’s possession. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux.

Upon arrival to the jail, Matherne pushed a deputy and attempted to flee on foot, but was subsequently apprehended moments later.

He was booked on charges of simple escape, battery of a police officer, possession of marijuana (3rd offense), possession of MDMA, illegal carrying of a weapon in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance, and possession of a firearm/carrying of a concealed weapon by a convicted felon.

He is being held in lieu of $75,000 bond. The driver of the vehicle initially involved in the traffic stop was issued a warning for a traffic violation.