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Vivian man arrested for drugs during traffic stop

Friday, February 8, 2019

Posted by Cindy Chadwick - (318) 681-0666

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A Vivian man was arrested by Caddo deputies this morning after drugs were found in his car during a traffic stop, said Sheriff Steve Prator.

Deputy John Berry made the stop on West Arkansas Avenue in Vivian.  During the stop, it was determined that the back seat passenger, Sherman Coatney, 35, had an active warrant through Shreveport Police.

During a search of the vehicle, Berry discovered 24 Ectasy pills and 25.4 grams of marijuana in Coatney’s possession. A scale was found near Coatney in the car.

Coatney was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center for possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of possession of schedule I with intent to distribute, and being an in-state fugitive.

For questions regarding this press release, please contact Cindy Chadwick at (318) 681-0666