THIBODAUX, LA – On Monday, Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of 37-year-old Sylvester White III, of Houma.
Shortly after midnight on Friday, July 3, members of the Thibodaux Police Department stopped a white Nissan Altima for an equipment violation. The vehicle was stopped near the intersection of Talbot Avenue & S. Barbier Avenue and found to be occupied by both a driver and passenger.
During the course of the stop, officers observed suspected marijuana in plain view inside the vehicle. The driver who initially gave a false name, but later was identified as Sylvester White III, admitted that there was marijuana inside the vehicle.
Officers then conducted a search of the vehicle, which rendered the findings of a small amount of suspected Marijuana, a partially smoked marijuana cigar “blunt” and a loaded .45 caliber handgun. A further search of Mr. White’s person rendered the findings of multiple packs of suboxone, along with his actual identification.
White was arrested on the following charges:
- Stop Lamps and Signals Required
- Possession of a Firearm/Concealed Weapon by a Convicted Felon (Felony)
- Illegal Carrying of a Weapon in the Presence of a CDS (Felony)
- Possession of Marijuana
- Possession of Suboxone (Felony)
- Resisting an Officer.
White was confirmed to be a convicted felon, and was issued a summons for all charges and released pending a future court date.