Alexandria Man Faces Narcotic Charges

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On the night of Thursday, February 3, 2022, an LPSO K-9 Deputy stopped a vehicle on Hwy 84 in Jena, due to a traffic violation. The Deputy identified the driver as Shannon O’Steen, 48, of Alexandria. 

The Deputy immediately detected a strong odor of burnt marijuana, and observed smoke coming from a black container on top of the center console of the vehicle. O’Steen was asked to step out of the vehicle, and during a search of his person, fourteen white oval pills were found and identified to be Acetaminophen/Oxycodone 325mg/10mg. The deputy asked O’Steen about possessing anymore narcotics inside the vehicle, to which he stated “in the center console”. The Deputy utilized his K-9 partner Max for a search of the vehicle that yielded a positive alert. A hand search revealed twelve rocks of suspected crack cocaine, zip lock baggie containing suspected marijuana, $407.00 cash and a digital scale. In the passenger floorboard, more suspected marijuana was found, along with eighteen individual baggies of suspected synthetic marijuana. 

O’Steen was arrested and transported to the LPSO Jail where he was booked on charges of Improper Lane usage, no insurance, possession of CDS II Oxycodone, possession of CDS II cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of CDS I marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of CDS I synthetic marijuana with intent to distribute, and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Press time: 02/10/2022 09:48