February 20, 2019  |  02:10 pm

A late night traffic stop near Madisonville resulted in the arrest of an Albany man and the recovery of a stolen pickup truck.

Shortly after 11:00 p.m. Tuesday night (Feb. 19), a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy, who was patrolling in the area of Louisiana Highway 22 near Madisonville, conducted a traffic stop on a white Dodge Ram 1500.

The vehicle had been reported stolen out of Livingston Parish. 

A firearm and drug paraphernalia were located inside the vehicle.

The driver, Corey Rodgers (DOB 5/9/1993) of Albany, was placed under arrest and booked in to the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charges:

L.R.S 14:69B (2) Illegal Possession of Stolen Things
L.R.S. 14:95 Illegal Carrying of Weapons
L.R.S. 14:95.1 Possession of a Firearm or Carrying Concealed Weapon
L.R.S. 40:1023 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
L.R.S. 32:52 Driving Without a License

Rodgers was also booked as a fugitive out of Tangipahoa Parish, where he was wanted for burglary/unauthorized entry.