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Jennings traffic stop leads to drug arrest

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Posted at 7:37 AM, Mar 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-02 08:37:56-05

A Saturday traffic stop on I-10 West in Jennings has led to the arrest of a man on several drug possession charges.

Jennings Police say they stopped 40-year-old Brent Joseph Fearheiley of Gonzales on February 29 for alleged traffic violations.

According to police, Fearheiley was arrested after officers observed marijuana on his clothing.

Several other drugs were allegedly found following a search of Fearheiley's vehicle.

Among the items police say were located in the vehicle include a Springfield XD .45 caliber handgun with an extended magazine, numerous types of prescription medication,methamphetamine, and 18 grams of heroin/fentanyl mixture.

Jennings Police say the amount of heroin and Fentanyl located is approximately 9,000 lethal doses.

He was booked into the Jeff Davis Parish Jail on the following charges:

  • 2 counts of PWITD Schedule I,
  • PWITD Schedule II,
  • Possession of Schedule III,
  • Possession of a Legend Drug,
  • Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon,
  • Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of a CDS,
  • Speeding.

Fearheiley has an extensive criminal history with narcotic related charges, according to police. He was convicted in 2011 with Possession with Intent Methamphetamine and is currently out on bond for other narcotics related charges. Police say he is also on felony Parole for Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon until May 2022.