Yesterday, Detectives with the SMPSO Narcotics Section were conducting a proactive criminal patrol. While patrolling, they observed a vehicle cross over a solid white line on the road. This is when contact with the Driver was made.

During the stop, Morgan City Police Department K9 “Lady” was called to the scene and was deployed. After showing an odor response to the vehicle, the detectives found about 64 grams of methamphetamine and counterfeit currency. The detectives learned that Barr’s driver’s license was suspended and the meth was destined for the Morgan City area.  Barr was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail has been set.

Joshua Barr, 36, was arrested last night on the following charges:

  • Improper lane usage
  • Driving under suspension
  • Possession of schedule II (methamphetamine) with intent to distribute
  • Monetary instrument abuse ($16,135.00)