Attempted Traffic Stop Results in Methamphetamine Arrest

MANY, La – Joseph Vern Lewing (age-39) of Many was arrested Sunday night by the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Tactical Narcotics Team.
 
T.N.T. Agents attempted to stop Lewing’s silver Ford F-150 for a traffic violation on W.B. Lewing Road when he sped off. Lewing traveled at a high rate of speed and did not stop at the stop sign at W.B. Lewing and US Hwy 171, where he turned south towards Fisher. Lewing pulled into the median on US Hwy 171 a short distance later.
 
The investigation revealed Lewing had approximately 3 grams of suspected methamphetamine and two glass smoking devices inside his truck.
 
Lewing later admitted he threw something from the window of his truck during the pursuit.
T.N.T. Agents located a black case containing three baggies of suspected methamphetamine on the side of US Hwy 171. The total weight of the suspected methamphetamine was approximately 3.8 ounces.
 
Lewing was booked into the Sabine Parish Detention Center for Possession with intent to distribute schedule II (Meth), Possession of drug paraphernalia, Aggravated Flight from an officer, Intentional littering, Failure to signal when turning, View outward or inward through windshield or windows, obscuring prohibited.
The 11th Judicial District Court has not set a bond at this time.
 
SOURCE: SPSO


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