Convicted Felon Found In Possession Of Loaded Hand Gun And Drugs On Traffic Stop

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of Sylvester White III (B/M, 37 of Houma, La.), for Stop Lamps and Signals Required, Possession of a Firearm/Concealed Weapon by a Convicted Felon (Felony), Illegal Carrying of a Weapon in the Presence of a CDS (Felony), Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Suboxone (Felony) & Resisting an Officer.


On Friday, July 3, 2020, shortly after midnight, members of the Thibodaux Police Department stopped a white Nissan Altima for an equipment violation. The vehicle was stopped near the intersection of Talbot Avenue & S. Barbier Avenue and found to be occupied by both a driver and passenger.


During the course of the stop, officers observed suspected marijuana in plain view inside the vehicle. The driver who initially gave a false name, but later was identified as Sylvester White III, admitted that there was marijuana inside the vehicle.


Officers then conducted a search of the vehicle, which rendered the findings of a small amount of suspected Marijuana, a partially smoked marijuana cigar “blunt” and a loaded .45 caliber handgun. A further search of White’s person rendered the findings of multiple packs of suboxone, along with his actual identification.


White, who was confirmed to be a Convicted Felon, was issued a summons for all charges and released pending a future court date.