Port Barre man arrested for allegedly selling crack cocaine, fleeing police on bicycle

Shawn Thomas
(Photo Credit: Port Barre Police Department)
Shawn Thomas (Photo Credit: Port Barre Police Department)

PORT BARRE, La. (KLFY) – A Port Barre man was arrested after he was found allegedly selling drugs Monday evening.

An officer spotted Shawn Michael Thomas, 17, conduct what appeared to be a drug transaction in a nearby parking lot while on bicycle patrol on Saizan Avenue.

Thomas fled on a bicycle when the officer approached to investigate.

After a brief pursuit, the officer was able to detain Thomas and recover a prescription medicine bottle containing crack cocaine.

Thomas was booked into the Port Barre jail on resisting an officer and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine charges.

 

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