ST. MARTIN PARISH- Narcotics Agents with the St Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a black Honda Accord on Malcomb Street in Breaux Bridge, LA., in reference to a traffic violation. The vehicle, a black Honda Accord was stopped on Malcomb Street, in a driveway of a home.
When officers made contact with the driver, 22-year-old, Martraviene Nicholas of Breaux Bridge, they smelled a scent of suspected marijuana coming from the vehicle.
When questioned about the suspected marijuana in the vehicle, Nicholas fled the scene on foot. After a subsequent search of Nicholas’ vehicle, Agents located suspected marijuana and crack cocaine.
Agents obtained and executed a narcotics search warrant for the residence on Malcomb Street and located additional marijuana.
A clandestine laboratory (secret drug lab) was also found along with other items used to make crack cocaine. Agents obtained an arrest warrant for Martraviene Nicholas and he turned himself in to authorities with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office and was arrested and charged as follows:
Improper Lane Usage
Possession w/ Intent to Distribute Schedule I CDS (Marijuana)
Possession w/ Intent to Distribute Schedule II CDS (Crack Cocaine)
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Resisting an Officer
He was also arrested and booked in on the following charges for an active arrest warrant for previous narcotics violations unrelated to this arrest:
Possession of Schedule 2 CDS (Meth)
Possession of Schedule 1 CDS (Marijuana)
Nicholas was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center.
The investigation remains ongoing and additional arrests are pending in regards to the clandestine laboratory that was located in the home.