West Monroe man arrested for weapon and drug charges


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WEST MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — On Thursday, October 14, 2021, the West Monroe Police Department noticed a vehicle with illegal window tint traveling west on Crosley Street near North 5th Street. Once officers initiated a traffic stop, they could smell a strong marijuana odor coming from the vehicle.

According to the arresting officers, they asked everyone in the vehicle to exit and they came in contact with 21-year-old Jamiron Tyjwan Myles. After officers searched Myles, they felt a handgun concealed in his waistband.

Myles attempted to run until officers forced him to the ground. After a brief struggle, he was placed in handcuffs and officers removed the handgun from his waistband.

When officers conducted a search on Myles, they discovered a clear plastic bag of approximately 49 Alprazolam pills, a clear plastic bag of one MDMA tablet, and approximately 15.4 grams of marijuana.

Myles was transported and booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center. He was charged with the following offenses:

  • Illegal Carrying of Weapon (in presence of narcotics)
  • Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance
  • Illegal Carrying of Weapons
  • Resisting an Officer
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Produce, Manufacture, Distribute, or Possess with Intent
  • Distribution Possession with Intent Manufacture of a Controlled Dangerous Substance

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