Meth recovered after chase in Farmerville

Shannon Rosson, 44 / Source: UPSO

UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE) - A Farmerville man faces several charges after a chase through town.

According to the Union Parish Sheriff's Office, it happened on December 9, 2019, around 2:15 p.m.

They say deputies tried to pull over a truck on Highway 33 South near Dori Drive. They say the driver, later identified as Shannon Rosson, 44, fled from deputies.

UPSO says Rosson ran stop signs and drove in the wrong lane while going through a residential neighborhood. They say he also threw items from his truck. Rossen was stopped and arrested on MLK Drive in Farmerville.

UPSO and Farmerville police went to recover the items thrown from the vehicle and say they found several baggies containing suspected meth. They say they also found marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Rosson was booked into Union Parish Detention Center on charges of aggravated flight from an officer and obstruction of Justice (3 counts) along with the following charges:

Possession of a Legend drug, R.S. 40:967, Possession of Schedule II with intent to distribute (methamphetamine), Possession of Schedule I with intent to distribute (marijuana), and, Possession of drug paraphernalia (2 counts) Stop signs (2 counts) Obstruction of view, Improper Lane, Modified Exhaust.

Bond was set at $142,500.00

Correction: A previous version of this story indicated that law enforcement recovered an estimated one pound of meth after this arrest. UPSO has since amended that report to remove the amount of meth recovered. They say the photo previously attached to this article was from a different arrest. UPSO says they apologize for any confusion.