Dec 5, 2013 6:39 PM by Letitia Walker

Pastor arrested in Lake Charles on drug charges

A Calcasieu Parish pastor is facing new charges tonight after officers say they found him in possession of drugs.

According to a release by Lake Charles Police, 52-year-old James Bertrand Junior was found parked at a dead end, sitting in a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro. Officers say a plastic bag of cocaine was on the console and a hypodermic needle was on Bertrand's lap. He was charged with Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Resisting an Officer.

The pastor is known for his "Just for Jesus" rallies. He has also been arrested several times this past year.

According to articles on, this is at least his tenth arrest this year. His bond is set at more than $2 million.



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