Houma Police say they found about 17 grams of marijuana, along with Xanax pills, methamphetamine, a loaded .22 Magnum revolver and a digital scale inside a car after the driver tried to race an officer early this morning.
Josh Haught, 24, is charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, marijuana and Xanax, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm in the presence of controlled dangerous substances and possession of a firearm by a person convicted of domestic abuse battery.
Shortly after 1 a.m., Haught pulled alongside an unmarked police car at the intersection of Prospect and Main streets and started making his car lurch forward “as if he wanted to race,” Sgt. Travis Theriot said. When the traffic light changed to green, he reportedly sped away, cutting off the police car.
Theriot said police stopped Haught, and officers smelled marijuana coming from the car.