MANGHAM, La. (KNOE) - UPDATE: 10/22/17 - 8:36pm
Mangham Police has released a more detailed report about what happened during a Saturday night traffic stop involving actor/musician Corey Feldman and his band.
In a statement, Chief Perry Fleming describes what police say happened:
"On the 21st day of October 2017, Officer Waters stopped an RV for speeding on HWY 425 in Mangham. Officer Waters made contact with the driver, Corey Scott Feldman, of Woodlawn Hills, California.
Officer Waters ran his driver's license which was suspended. Feldman was transported to the Mangham Police Department. Upon arrival at the Mangham Police department, Officer Monnin smelled what appeared to be marijuana. Consent to search was given and the following people were arrested.
Corey Scott Feldman, white male, 46 years old of Woodland Hills, California. He was charged with speeding, driving under suspension and possession of Marijuana. Feldman paid his fine and was released.
Emmauel Speal III, black male, 42 years old of Los Angeles, California. He was charged with Possession of Marijuana. Speal paid his fine and was released.
David Henry Altman, white male, 47 years old of Barefoot Bay, Florida. He was charged with possession CDS Schedule 4. Altman posted bond and was released.
Darci Michelle Carpenter, white female, 28 years old of Woodland Hills, California. She was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of Schedule 3. Carpenter posted bond and was released.
Courtney Anne Mitchell, white female, 28 years old of Woodland Hills, California. She was charged with CDS Schedule 4. Mitchell posted bond and was released.
Marisa Nicole Testa, white female, 26 years old of Farmingdale, New York. She was charged with Possession of Marijuana and CDS Schedule 4. Testa posted bond and was released.
I, Chief Perry Fleming, would like to take time to thank the officer's of the Mangham Police Department for their hard work in continuing to keep the drugs off our streets."
UPDATE: 10/22/17 - 5:00pm
Actor and musician Corey Feldman is facing marijuana charges in Mangham.
Mangham Police say officers pulled over Feldman's tour bus for speeding when they found Feldman was driving with a suspended license.
Police say they searched the bus and found marijuana and prescription pills. Feldman was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, speeding, and driving with a suspended license. He was able to pay a fine and was released.
On his Twitter page, Feldman said he had nothing on him but was charged because the tour bus is in his name. He said the marijuana was a member of the crew's, who has a legal California prescription. He also claimed the pills were legal, and officers promised to drop the charges if he could provide proof of prescription.
He claimed the traffic stop was "a bit of a good ol shakedown," and that officers asked for pictures and autographs after he paid the fine in cash.
The band was stopped on their way to play a concert at Live Oaks Bar and Ballroom in Monroe. They are scheduled to play another concert in Houston Sunday night, which Feldman tweeted would go on as scheduled.
ORIGINAL STORY: 10/21/17 9:30 pm
The Richland Parish Sheriff's Office has confirmed that actor/musician Corey Feldman was arrested Saturday night on unspecified drug charges in Mangham.
Feldman and his band were scheduled to play Saturday night at Live Oaks Bar and Ballroom in Monroe, but he was arrested before the show started.
Feldman will be booked into the Richland Parish Detention Center. Sheriff Gary Gilley says more information about the arrest is forthcoming.
Feldman is famous for his roles in "The Goonies" and "The Lost Boys."