Paincourtville man arrested on narcotics charge

Assumption Crime Briefs
Dwain Mills

NAPOLEONVILLE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Dwain Mills, 49, of 229 St. Vincent Road, Paincourtville, on drug-related charges following a traffic stop early Tuesday morning near Paincourtville.

A Uniform Patrol Division Officer conducted a traffic stop on a 2012 Hyundai Elantra for a misdemeanor traffic violation.

The deputy identified Dwain Mills as a backseat passenger and determined that he was wanted on a warrant for failure to appear in Assumption Parish. The deputy placed Mills under arrest and while conducting a pat down search, discovered a plastic bag containing suspected marijuana in a pants pocket.

The driver of the vehicle granted deputies permission to search the vehicle. Officers located and seized a digital scale in the center console containing suspected cocaine residue. Additionally, deputies seized a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine.

After questioning Mills, he accepted responsibility for the scale and the cocaine.

Mills was arrested and booked on counts of:

*Possession of Cocaine

*Possession of Marijuana, a second offense felony

*Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a third offense felony

Mills was booked into the parish jail pending a bond hearing.