TPSO Traffic Stop Leads to Multiple Arrest, Narcotics and Weapons Seizure.

Published 1:54 pm Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Chief Jimmy Travis reports on Friday May 20, 2022, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call about a suspicious vehicle in the Velma community north of Independence. Several Deputies began patrolling the area when soon after Dy. Mark Francois spotted a vehicle matching the description of the suspicious vehicle. Dy. Francois initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle, and that’s when things took a twist…
As the vehicle stopped, a passenger of the vehicle, later identified as Darrell Fisher, was observed fleeing from the vehicle carrying what appeared to be an AR style rifle. The remaining occupants were detained as deputies gave chase to Fisher. As deputies were pursuing Fisher on foot, he was observed throwing the rifle before forcing his way into a neighboring residence where he was quickly apprehend.
A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a loaded Glock pistol with extend style magazine, approximately a quarter ounce of suspected methamphetamine, and approximately one quarter pound of suspected marijuana. While conducting a criminal records check on the driver, Larry Robinson, and the remaining passenger, Anthony Knight, it was discovered both subjects were not allowed to possess firearms due to them being convicted felons. It was also discovered Knight was wanted by Pike County, MS for failing to appear in court for a weapon related charge.
All the subjects were charged as follows:
Larry Robinson b/m 20-years-old:
(1) count – Convicted felon in possession of a firearm,
(1) count – possession with the intent to distribute CDS I “marijuana”,
(1) count – possession with the the intent to distribute CDS II “methamphetamine”,
(1) count – possession of firearm while in possession of CDS, (1) count – possession of drug paraphernalia,
(1) count – introduction of contraband into penal institution,
(1) count – proper equipment required “headlights”.
Anthony Knight b/m 24-years-old:
(1) count – Convicted felon in possession of a firearm,
(1) count – possession with the intent to distribute CDS I “marijuana”,
(1) count – possession with the the intent to distribute CDS II “methamphetamine”,
(1) count – possession of firearm while in possession of CDS,
(1) count – possession of drug paraphernalia,
(1) count – fugitive from Pike County, MS.
Darrell Fisher b/m 21-years-old:
(1) count – possession with the intent to distribute CDS I “marijuana”,
(1) count – possession with the the intent to distribute CDS II “methamphetamine”,
(1) count – possession of firearm while in possession of CDS, possession of drug
(1) count – paraphernalia, resisting arrest, and
(1) count – home invasion.
**Note – All persons accused of any crimes are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.