Synthetic Marijuana


Two Opelousas men are accused of possessing synthetic pot, according to police.

Port Barre Police arrested and charged Ryan Scott Fisher, 22, and Daniel E. Johnson, 23, with Possession with Intent to Distribute Synthetic Cannibinoids.

According to police, on Sunday, police were notified by State Police of a vehicle driving reckless, travelling West on US 190 towards Port Barre. While stationary on US 190, Port Barre police observed the silver Chevy Malibu travelling west. Police followed behind the vehicle and observed it swerving on the roadway and travelling at a much lower speed than the posted speed limit, according to police. Police initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, identified as Fisher. Officers conducted a series of field sobriety tests, in which Fisher failed, stated police.

Both men were charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substances. Fisher was also charged with driving while intoxicated.

Both were booked into the Port Barre jail awaiting arraignment.