While on patrol on Homewood Place in Reserve Tuesday, March 24, 2015, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies made a traffic stop on a car for having blue headlights. When deputies approached the car, they saw in plain view an assault rifle in the car. Deputies identified the driver of the car as Mark Lagrande, 24, of East 27th Street in Reserve. Deputies recovered marijuana and drug paraphernalia from the center console of the car. A computer check on Lagrande revealed that his driver’s license was suspended.
Deputies arrested and booked Mark Lagrande with color of clearance lamps, operating a vehicle with a suspended license, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and illegal carrying of a weapon with a CDS. Lagrande bonded out of jail on a $13,750 bond. He was arrested ten times in St. John the Baptist Parish since June 2010.