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Drug arrest


Early this morning patrol deputies stopped to check a suspicious vehicle on Russell street in Welsh, LA. The driver was sleeping in the vehicle at the car wash. 

As deputies approached the vehicle they observed contraband in plain sight inside the vehicle. It was occupied by Cornelius Alton Sonnier, 43, of 507 South Broadway, Jennings. 

Deputies requested a k-9 respond and the k-9 alerted on the vehicle.  A search of the vehicle revealed methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, and marijuana.  A loaded .410 shotgun was also found on the rear seat of the vehicle.  Sonnier is a convicted felon and is currently on probation in the 31st judicial district. 

Sonnier is charged with Possession of CDS I Marijuana with intent, Possession of CDS II cocaine with intent, Possession of CDS I Heroin with intent, possession of CDS II Methamphetamine with intent and possession of a firearm in the presence of CDS, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  He is incarcerated in the parish jail with no bond.

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