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October 29, 2018

WPSO Jails Amite Man on His Birthday

Terry Wayne Stevens (42) of Amite celebrated his birthday on Sunday (October 28, 2018) with a trip to the Washington Parish Jail. Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputy Phillip Varnado observed a vehicle being driven in an erratic manner on Highway 10 and stopped the vehicle. 

WPSO Patrol Lieutenant Michele Clayton arrived on the scene and observed a methamphetamine pipe in plain view in the cup holder of the vehicle. Deputy Varnado then placed Stevens under arrest and a wrecker was called to tow the vehicle. While inventorying the contents of the vehicle, the officers discovered a small bag of marijuana, a white crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine, a revolver, digital scales used to weigh narcotics for distribution, a marijuana grinder and rolling papers. In addition, there was an open container of alcohol in the vehicle.

Stevens was transported to the Washington Parish Jail and booked on various traffic, drug and firearms charges.

“I’m certain Mr. Stevens didn’t intend to go to jail on his birthday,” stated Sheriff Randy Seal, “but that is exactly where he landed. Congratulations to Deputy Varnado on a good traffic stop and the confiscation of illegal drugs. Once again, drugs were removed from our community. This is a good reminder to anyone in our parish that chooses to violate the law. When we catch you, we will put you in jail. Thanks, Deputy Varnado and Lieutenant Clayton, for a job well done.”

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