LAFOURCHE PARISH, LA (WVUE) - A 33 year old man, chased by deputies trying to arrest him on stalking charges, is now in more hot water with the law. Sheriff Craig Webre of the Lafourche Sheriff's Office says Jason Orgeron of Cut Off, Louisiana is also facing, among others, drug charges for allegedly tossing pot out of the window of his car during a police chase.
An investigation into Orgeron began in late February after a woman complained that Orgeron was stalking her. Deputies reportedly discovered a history of prior incidents between the two, including Orgeron's prior arrest for stalking the same woman. During the investigation, deputies say they spoke with the alleged victim and Orgeron and told them to discontinue contact with each other.
Webre says Orgeron ignored those warnings and continued to attempt to contact the woman. That's when deputies obtained a warrant for his arrest for the charge of Stalking. On the night of March 4, deputies were driving in the South Lafourche in an attempt to arrest him, when they reportedly noticed him driving in the area. Deputies attempted to stop him, but they say he refused. That's when a police chase began, according to deputies, who say Orgeron finally decided to stop his car, but refused to get out. Weber says the officers used a K-9 dog to help open the car door and take Orgeron into custody.
Deputies say Orgeron was tossing bags of pot from the car while they were chasing him. Webre says they later recovered a total of over 300 grams of suspected marijuana.
Orgeron is facing charges of Stalking, Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, and Resisting an Officer. His bond is not yet set, but he is also being held for Louisiana Probation and Parole.