Sheriff’s Office narcotics agents arrest two in Sorrell

Sheriff’s narcotics agents arrested two Sorrell men Monday on numerous drug charges.
Sheriff Mark Hebert said Kevin Armelin, 25, of Sorrell Road, was arrested at 7:43 p.m. on charges of aggravated assault with a motor vehicle on an officer, aggravated flight, possession of Schedule I and II drugs with intent to distribute, third offense possession of marijuana, three counts of possession of a legend drug, obstruction of justice and transactions involving drug proceeds.
Also arrested was Michael Johnson Jr., 27, of 19710 La. 182, Sorrell, on charges of possession of a Schedule I drug with intent to distribute, third offense possession of marijuana and obstruction of justice.
Hebert said detectives of the St. Mary Parish Narcotics Division received information about an unknown subject attempting to sell illegal narcotics. Detectives reportedly contacted the subject via mobile phone and set up a meeting at a location on U.S. 90 in the Four Corners area.
When narcotics detectives arrived at the location, they reportedly saw two subjects sitting in a parked vehicle. When the detectives approached the driver accelerated toward them. The driver then fled across U.S. 90 to the service road.
Detectives pursued the vehicle. During the low speed pursuit detectives reportedly saw several items thrown from the passenger side window of the vehicle they were following.
The vehicle was stopped and detectives detained the driver and passenger who were identified as Armelin and Johnson. During the course of the investigation, detectives went to the area where they saw items being thrown from the vehicle and reportedly located marijuana, MDMA capsules and other drugs.
Armelin was found to be in possession of $350 in cash which was seized pending forfeiture. No bonds were set.

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