Assumption Parish deputies arrest wanted fugitive after conducting a traffic stop

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Mugshot of Eric Scott Castagnetta

AMELIA, La. (BRPROUD) – The Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a wanted fugitive after conducting a traffic stop.

Deputies arrested Eric Scott Castagnetta, 35, on multiple felony charges. Castagnetta was initially stopped after committing several traffic violations driving eastbound on U.S. 90.

After performing a background check of the suspect, deputies discovered that he was a wanted fugitive from Elayne Hunt Correctional Facility in St. Gabriel.

A vehicle search by deputies resulted in the seizure of numerous illegal drugs and paraphernalia.

Castagnetta faces charges of:

  • Prohibited Acts – Schedule I
  • Prohibited Acts – Schedule II
  • Possession of Heroin
  • Possession of Meth-Amphetamine
  • Fugitive – Elayne Hunt Correctional Facility
  • Driving Under Suspension
  • Driving on Roadway Laned for Traffic
  • Unauthorized Use of a Moveable

His bond has been set at $140,000.

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