On Tuesday, June 18, Detectives with the SMPSO Narcotics Section were conducting proactive criminal patrol on US Highway 90 in the Bayou Vista area. While patrolling, they observed a vehicle cross over the solid white line of the J-Turn near Phoenix International. They conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, Barr, and a passenger.
During the stop, Morgan City Police Department K9 “Lady” was called to the scene and was deployed. After showing an odor response to the vehicle, the detectives found about 64 grams of methamphetamine and counterfeit currency. The detectives learned that Barr’s driver’s license was suspended ant the meth was destined for the Morgan City area. Barr was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail has been set.
Joshua Barr, 36, 2700 Ambassador Caffrey, Lafayette, La., was arrested on June 18, 2019, at 7:55 pm on the following charges:
– Improper lane usage
– Driving under suspension
– Possession of schedule II (methamphetamine) with intent to distribute
– Monetary instrument abuse ($16,135.00)