BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A little before 11 p.m., on Tuesday, November 29, a trooper saw someone commit a traffic violation on Burbank Dr.

The affidavit states that Harold Oatis, 47, of, Baton Rouge ran a red light while driving a 2005 Lexus.

A traffic stop was initiated and the trooper began to interact with Oatis.

The trooper “observed him to have slurred speech, swaying upper body movements, and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath,” according to the affidavit.

Oatis admitted to having a few beers when asked by the trooper.

The 47-year-old did not do well on subsequent Standardized Field Sobriety Tests.

The Baton Rouge man was arrested and a search of the vehicle was conducted by the trooper.

These items were seized during the search:

  • Silver Bersa Thunder 380 firearm
  • Clear plastic baggie containing around 1 gram of suspected marijuana
  • Open Bud Light container
  • Measuring cup with white powdery residue at the bottom of the glass along with an open box of baking soda
  • Clear plastic bag containing suspected cocaine

Oatis was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Wednesday, November 30.

The 47-year-old remains behind bars on the charges listed below:

  • Possession of Firearm by a Person Convicted of Domestic Abuse Battery
  • Operating while intoxicated; first offense
  • Red Light/Disobey
  • Possession Alcohol in Vehicle
  • Tail Lamp/License Plate
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of Schedule II
  • Expired Registration

Bond has been set at $11,250 for Harold Oatis.