At approximately 7:00 p.m. on October 13, 2017, a Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office (RRPSO) deputy was dispatched to Hwy 787 south of the Martin community near Hwy 507. A passerby reported seeing children playing in the roadway while an unresponsive driver and passenger sat in a nearby vehicle.
Upon arrival, the deputy observed a child standing near the intersection of the two highways and a car parked partially in the northbound lane of Hwy 787. The driver, identified as Chris Brevelle Jr., was acting strangely and would not make eye contact when questioned by the deputy. He alleged that his car had died and that he was attempting to make repairs.
After Brevelle Jr. complied with instructions and exited the vehicle, the deputy observed a hand rolled cigarette on the driver’s side floor board. Brevelle Jr. subsequently admitted that the cigarette contained “mojo” (synthetic marijuana) and that a baggie containing the same substance was under the driver’s seat.
The illegal narcotics were collected as evidence. Brevelle Jr. was placed under arrest without incident and transported to the Red River Parish Jail (RRPJ) for booking. The three children, ranging from 11 to 14 years of age, as well as the vehicle, were released to the suspect’s wife/mother of the children.
Chris I. Brevelle Jr., W/M, age 34 of the 4600 block of Hwy 514, Coushatta, LA was charged with Possession of Schedule I Synthetic Cannabinoids and Illegal Use of Controlled Dangerous Substance in Presence of Persons under Seventeen Years of Age. His bond has yet to be set and he remains incarcerated in the RRPJ.