Saturday night stop results in plenty of problems for repeat offender


Maybe Jerry M. Stewart should just walk.

A traffic stop resulting in 13 charges put Stewart, 39, of Alexandria back in the parish jail.

He is charged with relatively minor vehicle transgressions but a felony drug accusation also resulted.

Officers allegedly found him in possession of fentanyl and carfentanil in the amount of 2 to 28 grams.

He is also booked with possession, manufacture, distribution or dispensing CDS I < 28 grams analogues or counterfeit thereof.

Also in the charges are two counts of possession of paraphernalia and one marijuana possession allegation.

Counts related to the Saturday night stop include no vehicle insurance, brake lamps required, hazard signals required, no license plate light and driving under suspension or revocation.

Adding to Stewart’s booking sheet are two counts of resisting arrest and one of obstruction of justice by evidence tampering.

The last time Stewart was in jail was in March 2020. He was charged with operating a bicycle not equipped with the required reflectors.

That led also to a charge of possession of CDS II < 2 grams, possession of paraphernalia, three contempt of court charges and one of domestic abuse battery strangulation.

There was no transportation device involved in his June 2019 arrest on charges of disturbing the peace, criminal trespass, domestic abuse strangulation, obstruction of justice counterfeit or forgery and aggravated assault resisting an officer with force or violence.

But on January 2019 a vehicle was involved in Stewart’s arrest.

He was charged with operating an off-road vehicle on a public road.

Additionally, he was charged with illegal carrying of a weapon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and resisting arrest.

Available records do not indicate what or when the felony conviction was.