Ascension Parish Sheriff’s deputies initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle last night, November 15, on Airline Highway that had no tail lights and what appeared to be a fake temporary tag on the vehicle, according to Sheriff Jeff Wiley.
The vehicle, occupied by two occupants, stopped briefly and then took off at a high rate of speed northbound on Airline Highway in Gonzales. With the assistance of Louisiana State Police, deputies pursued the vehicle into Baton Rouge on Cedar Ridge Drive where the passenger, later identified as Carlos Delatorre, jumped out of the vehicle and was taken into custody. Deputies located a quantity of drugs on him at the time of his arrest.
The driver of the vehicle, identified as Litzan Reyes-Fuigueredo, was taken into custody a short while later when the pursuit ended at the intersection of Broadmoor Drive and Florida Boulevard when the driver left the roadway and attempted to correct his vehicle and was apprehended by deputies.
Deputies searched the vehicle and located a backpack filled with syringes, two digital scales, and several other drug paraphernalia items.
Litzan Reyes-Fuigueredo, 26, of 636 Gloria Drive, Baton Rouge, was arrested and charged with aggravated flight from officer, two counts possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of Heroin, drug paraphernalia, three counts traffic-control signals, reckless operation, aggravated obstruction of a highway, tail lamps, and temporary registration plates issued by dealers.
Carlos Delatorre, 26, of 16731 Stephanie Ave., Baton Rouge, was arrested and charged with resisting an officer, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of Heroin, two counts possession of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.
Both men were booked into the Ascension Parish Jail where no bond has been set yet.