Home News-Free Motorist Arrested for Throwing Drugs From Window With Deputies in Pursuit

Motorist Arrested for Throwing Drugs From Window With Deputies in Pursuit

943
0
Edward King, Jr.

A motorist who sped down Highway 2 in Plain Dealing with deputies in pursuit tossed drugs from his window and ended up getting tossed in the slammer.

Edward King, Jr, of Plain Dealing, was observed by a Bossier Sheriff’s Office Patrol deputy traveling 65 mph in a 55 mph-zone westbound lane on Highway 2 around 10 p.m. on July 1. When the deputy initiated a traffic stop with lights and sirens for the excessive speed, King hit the brakes and slowed to about 30 mph. But he didn’t stop. The deputy pointed his spotlight towards the vehicle and noticed the driver throwing items out of the passenger window of his white Cadillac.

King kept driving for nearly another mile and eventually stopped. The deputy detained King and a teenage passenger until another deputy arrived. When the deputies asked King why he was throwing things out of his car, he said he didn’t know what they were talking about, appearing to be sweating and speaking with an urgency in his voice, the deputy noted. He simply said he was returning to his house in Shreveport in the Cooper Road area.

Other deputies arrived on scene, but they came bearing items they recovered from the side of the road, the same area where King had been hurling items from his car while evading deputies. Those items included multiple bags containing nearly 50 ecstasy pills, 130 grams of crystal meth and 160 grams of marijuana.

King was charged with two counts of Possession of Schedule II (Methamphetamine & Ecstasy) with the Intent to Distribute, one count of Possession of Schedule I (Marijuana) with the Intent to Distribute, Gross Littering, Flight from an Officer, Obstruction of Justice/Tampering with Evidence, Illegal Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance in the Presence of a Juvenile, Cruelty to Juveniles, and Speeding.

He was transported to the Bossier Maximum Security Facility; his bond was set at $97,500. His teenager passenger was picked up by other family members.

Previous articleNonstop Flights to Los Angeles Kick Off Busy Weekend at Shreveport Regional Airport
Next articleDOTD to perform repairs, inspection, cleaning on Jimmie Davis Bridge, Bossier & Caddo Parishes