Accused crystal meth dealer tried to run from deputies
BELLE RIVER, LA (NBC33) — A man who was allegedly attempting to sell crystal meth in the Belle River area is facing an additional charge because he allegedly attempted to run from deputies.
The Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that the incident occurred on Friday, Sept. 7. They say a confidential informant told them that a man driving an older model Chevrolet extended cab pickup truck was in the area, and he had a large amount of crystal meth in his possession that he was going to try and sell.
Narcotics Agents and Patrol Units were conducting surveillance in the area and spotted a vehicle at a car wash that matched the description given by the informant. Deputies approached the suspect at the car wash and they say he made some rather unpleasant comments. The deputy then asked for his identification, but the suspect refused. They then asked him to place his hands on the vehicle for a pat down, but he refused to do that, too. Rather, they say he took off running.
Deputies followed the suspect and caught him a short time later. They were then able to pat him down, and that’s when they say they discovered a black bag with five individually wrapped clear bags filled with what they believe to be crystal meth. The evidence was later weighed and found to be approximately 6 grams.
Tommy D. Donati, II, 30, of Berwick, La was arrested and booked in the Assumption Parish Detention Center. He is charged with Possession with intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Resisting an Officer.