WASHINGTON PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) – Deputies with the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office were called to assist with a disabled vehicle on Tuesday, May 3.
The vehicle was located in the woods off of Hwy 10 near Bogalusa.
Upon arrival, “deputies discovered the driver of the vehicle, Isaac G. Sabatier, 38, a resident of Music Street in New Orleans,” according to the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Sabatier initially refused any help from EMS.
An investigation ensued during which deputies found a large amount of illegal drugs.
WPSO says, “Sabatier, who had a suspended driver’s license, no license tag, no insurance and no vehicle registration, was found to be in possession of marijuana, powder cocaine and crack cocaine.”
A backpack was also found during the search.
The backpack contained these items:
- A set of scales
- Plastic baggies
- $303 in cash
Sabatier was subsequently apprehended and that is when deputies saw something that made them want to check Sabatier’s mouth.
The suspect “was forced to spit out the items in his mouth which consisted of twelve baggies, five of which contained heroin and seven of which contained cocaine,” according to the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office.
WPSO says Sabatier admitted to swallowing narcotics and was taken to a local hospital.
During the examination, “additional marijuana was discovered in a plastic tube which was concealed in Sabatier’s rectum,” according to the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office.
The suspect is facing these charges:
- Three counts of possession with intent to distribute illegal drugs
- Possession of marijuana
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Obstruction of justice by evidence tampering
- Reckless operation of a motor vehicle
- No proof of registration
- Driving while under suspension
Sabatier remains in the Washington Parish Jail as bond has not been set.
“It is not unusual for drugs to enter Washington Parish from the New Orleans area,” stated Sheriff Randy Seal. “This time didn’t work out for you, Mr. Sabatier. Welcome to the Washington Parish Jail and I hope you enjoyed your encounter with our diligent deputies.”