DATE: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2018 TO: ALL MEDIA OUTLETS FROM: SHERIFF LELAND FALCON SUBJECT: WEAPONS, DRUG LAW VIOLATIONS – DANNY JOSEPH LEBLANC PAINCOURTVILLE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Danny Joseph LeBlanc, 28, of 2443 Highway 70 South, Pierre Part, LA, on weapons and drug charges following an investigative stop on LA 402 west of Paincourtville, LA. On Tuesday night, deputies were dispatched to a location in reference to a suspicious vehicle / persons traveling back and forth with no lights. Deputies located the vehicle which contained the driver, a front passenger and two rear bed passengers. Officers observed one of the rear bed passengers with a backpack. That individual was identified as Danny Joseph Leblanc. Deputies noted two rifles in the back of the truck. Deputies had prior knowledge that Danny Joseph LeBlanc was a convicted felon. LeBlanc claimed one of the rifles as well as the backpack and informed deputies he had thrown a rifle into the ditch when he first observed the patrol car turning around. That rifle was recovered. Deputies obtained consent to search the backpack and did seize drug paraphernalia, a quantity of meth-amphetamine and U.S. currency. Based on the investigation and inculpatory statements made by LeBlanc, he was arrested, transported to the Assumption Parish Detention Center and booked on charges of: *Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon *Possession of Firearms in the Presence of Controlled Dangerous Substances *Possession with Intent to Distribute Meth-Amphetamine *Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Danny LeBlanc was incarcerated pending a bond hearing. For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Public Information Officer, Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.