Berwick Police Chief David Leonard reports the following arrest:
Steven B. Harris, 31 years old, of Locust St. Thibodaux, was arrested on Sunday, June 13, 2021, at 12:34AM, on the following charges:
- Improper Lane Usage
- Driving Under Suspension
- Introduction of Contraband in a Penal Institution
- Possession of Schedule I Marijuana
- Possession of Schedule II Morphine
On June 12, 2021, at 11:57PM, officers observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation in the area of Bowman St. and Hwy 182 and conducted a traffic stop. The driver was identified as Harris and he exhibited signs of impairment on some type of medication and/or drugs. Harris agreed to perform standardized field sobriety tests and he performed poorly on each test. A computer check revealed that his driver’s license was suspended. At that point, Harris was placed under arrest and transported to the Berwick Police Department. During a search at the jail, Harris was found to be concealing a bag of marijuana and a bag of morphine pills on his person. Harris provided a proper breath sample of .000g%BAC and he consented for a sample of his blood and urine to be taken. He was brought to a local medical facility where the samples were obtained. Harris was booked into the Berwick Jail where he remains with no bond set.