Ponchatoula Police arrest convicted felon with weapon
Published 4:17 pm Friday, July 8, 2022
Robert Scott (43) has been arrested and charged with the following:
1 count- Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm
1 count- Possession of a Firearm While Possessing CDS
2 counts- Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I CDS
1 count- Possession of Schedule I Drugs
1 count- Possession of Schedule II Drugs
1 count- Possession of Schedule IV Drugs
1 count- Possession of Schedule V Drugs
1 count- Driving Under Suspension
On July 7th at 3:15pm, Detectives conducted a traffic stop on Robert Scott, whom had a confirmed suspended driver’s license. Scott notified Detectives that he did have a handgun in the vehicle and gave consent for his vehicle to be searched. K9 Flash and his handler Cpl. Gordon were called to the scene to conduct a free air sweep of the vehicle, which resulted in K9 Flash giving an alert.
The search revealed a digital weight scale, sandwich baggies, 3 individually packaged baggies of suspected marijuana, 1 baggie of suspected heroin, suspected Vyvanse pills, suspected Alprazolam pills, and suspected Ecstasy MDMA pills. The handgun was located, along with 3 magazines and 1 extended magazine that was fully loaded with 45 rounds of 9mm ammunition. Located in the truck bed was an ice chest containing a 5mL bottle of Promethazine syrup. Robert Scott was booked and transported to the TPSO jail.
From Chief Layrisson: “During the past week, our police officers have removed five violent offenders, several dangerous firearms, and illegal drugs from our community. Please continue to pray for these officers safety as they protect and serve our city.”