Springhill police arrest local man on multiple drug charges

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A Springhill man is behind bars on multiple drug charges.

Springhill Police reportedly arrested LaJarvis Cortez White, 39, while conducting a traffic patrol operation.

Sgt. C. Causey observed a silver 2007 Chevy HHR driving with a turn signal on for an extended period of time. As he got closer to the vehicle, Causey said he noticed the license plate was expired. He executed a traffic stop.

Det. D. Silvers reportedly arrived on scene and observed the scent of alcohol impurities on White’s breath. A field test was conducted and White allegedly performed poorly. He was arrested, and Sgt. Causey utilized his K9 officer “Dink,” who alerted on the vehicle.

According to reports, officer searched the vehicle and located a pill bottle with three suspected crack cocaine rocks and a razor blade inside and a clear plastic bag containing five pink pills identified as Oxycodone. A search of White found him to be in possession of a clear plastic bag containing suspected Marijuana.

White was booked at. Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center on charges of possession of Sch. II crack cocaine, possession of Sch. II Oxycodone, possession of Sch. I Marijuana, expired driver’s license and expired license plate.