A few minutes before midnight on March 6, 2020, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies James Gregorio and Roy Scroggs were dispatched to Lee’s Creek Road in reference to a suspicious vehicle. Arriving on the scene, deputies discovered a vehicle with the engine running and a man passed out in the driver’s seat.
The driver was awakened and asked to exit the vehicle. As he exited, Deputy Gregorio conducted a pat down search for safety reasons and discovered several quantities of illegal drugs, including heroin and methamphetamine. The driver, Timothy James Stogner, also known as Tim, was arrested and transported to the Washington Parish Jail charged with possession of heroin, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with an expired driver’s license. He remains in jail with his bond set at $10,000.
Stogner, age 50 and a resident of Madison Street in Bogalusa, has been in the Washington Parish Jail several times since 2007. Previous offenses include convicted felon in possession of a firearm, introduction of contraband to a penal institute, resisting an officer, criminal damage to property and failure to appear in court.
“Great job, men,” stated Sheriff Randy Seal. “It’s always good to get an impaired driver off of our roadways. I appreciate all that you do.”