Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a Monroe man on suspicion of possession of PCP and resisting an officer last week after authorities observed a man staggering down the middle of the street.

While patrolling Deerwood Drive, deputies observed, Frederick Lewis, 40, of 115 Deerwood Dr. Monroe, staggering down the street. As Lewis passed the patrol unit, deputies observed a prescription pill bottle in his right hand. After making contact with Lewis, he immediately placed his left hand into his left pocket and refused to remove it, according to the arrest report.

Deputies gave several verbal commands for Lewis to remove his hand from his pocket, but they were ignored. Several more commands were also given, but they were ignored as well. Deputies then deployed a taser to gain compliance from Lewis. He was then handcuffed and advised of his rights.

After securing Lewis, deputies located a small bottle in the left front pocket of his jeans which contained liquid. Lewis claimed the liquid was PCP. Deputies also located a cigarette suspected to be dipped in PCP in his front right jacket pocket. Lewis claimed that the cigarette was dipped in PCP as well. Lewis was then transported to Ouachita Correctional Center where he was booked.

During the booking process, deputies also located a cigarillo that appeared to be dipped in PCP, in Lewis’s belongings.

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