Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of Landon Johnson (B/M, 20, 122 Truman Circle Unit #31 in Thibodaux, LA) for Illegal Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Illegal Carrying of a Weapon in the Presence of CDS, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of a Firearm with Obliterated Numbers, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Crack Cocaine, No Headlights and No Driver’s License (Never Applied).
Around 10:15 p.m. on Saturday, July 15th, Thibodaux Police Officers patrolling the area of Canal Boulevard and West 8th Street spotted a black Nissan Altima traveling without its headlights on.
When Officers went to stop the Altima, the driver continued on until the area of 1000 Block of Canal Boulevard before stopping. Officers made contact with the driver, Landon Johnson, who did not have a driver’s license or any other type of identification on him. While speaking with Johnson, Officers noticed that Johnson was acting nervous and gave conflicting statements about where he was going.
Upon further investigation, Johnson admitted that he had suspected crack cocaine in his pocket. Officers recovered not only suspected crack cocaine, but also suspected methamphetamine from Johnson’s pocket.
A K9 arrived on the scene during the investigation, and alerted on the vehicle. While Officers were searching the vehicle, a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun was found with the serial number partially obliterated. Officers were able to take the numbers still visible and determine that the firearm was stolen out of Lafourche Parish.
Landon Johnson was arrested and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center where he is being held on a $65,200 bond. Johnson is also on parole until June 24th, 2018, for Simple Burglary, Theft of a Motor Vehicle and Theft of a Firearm. His parole officer was notified of the arrest.