Houma Police arrest man for drug charges

Houma Police arrest man for drug charges

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Houma Police arrested a man Thursday night on drug and other charges.

Police say they arrested Jonathan Carson, 18, of Memory Lane, after a short chase.

Officers were called to the area of Roselawn and West Streets in reference to shots fired. Officers say they saw a white vehicle quickly leave the area. The officers say they tried to stop the driver, but had to chase him to the 2600 block of Truman Street.

Officers say when they contacted the driver, he got out of the car and tried to get rid of something. That is when police say they were able to recover it and discovered it was a clear plastic package with one gram of heroin. Officers also found $501 in cash.

Carson faces charges of possession with intent to distribute, obstruction of justice and no driver's license.

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