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2 arrested after car, foot chase for drugs & dealing

GARYVILLE — Two local men blew through a traffic stop, leading police to a vehicle and foot pursuit that included the dumping of drugs outside the speeding vehicle and confiscation of ecstasy and crystal meth, authorities said.

St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop for turn violations on Historic West Street in Garyville Sept. 26, when police said the driver failed to stop.

Officers observed the passenger throw contents, appearing to be ecstasy tablets, from a clear plastic bag out of the vehicle’s window.

The passenger, later identified as 29-year-old Trevin Trevelle Johnson, eventually jumped from the moving vehicle and fled.

Trevin Trevelle Johnson

The driver, 27-year-old Juan Carlos Parrilla, stopped on Historic Main Street and also fled on foot.

Juan Carlos Parrilla

After a brief foot pursuit, Johnson was taken into custody.

Officers were unable to locate Parrilla.

After obtaining a judicial search warrant, officers located more than 200 ecstasy tablets, two grams of crystal methamphetamine and a digital scale inside the vehicle.

Johnson was arrested Sept. 26 and charged with resisting an officer by flight, possession with intent to distribute MDMA, possession of methamphetamines less than 28 grams and obstruction of justice (felony).

He is being held in custody in lieu of a $39,750 bond.

Since 2005, Johnson has been arrested more than 10 times for drug violations in St. John Parish.

Through investigation, detectives located and arrested Parrilla on Monday in LaPlace.

At the time of arrest, police said Parrilla again had methamphetamine on him and attempted to destroy it.

Parrilla is charged with resisting an officer by flight, possession with intent to distribute MDMA (felony), possession of methamphetamines less than 28 grams (felony), possession or distribution of drug paraphernalia 1st offense, turning movements and required signals and obstruction of justice (felony).

He is being held in custody in lieu of an $88,250 bond.

Since 2009, Parrilla has been arrested more than 10 times for drug violations in St. John Parish.

Police said both suspects are from Garyville.