A Shreveport man arrested by Shreveport Police for possessing methamphetamine was convicted in Caddo District Court this week.


Roynell O’Neal, 37, was found guilty as charged Monday, February 5, 2024, of possession of under two grams of the Schedule II controlled dangerous substance methamphetamine by the two-woman, four-man jury in District Judge Erin Leigh Waddell Garrett’s court. The jury returns its verdict in 45 minutes.


On December 13, 2020, Shreveport Police conducted a criminal patrol operation in the 3600 block of Hollywood Avenue. An officer crossing the parking lot of a business smelled marijuana odor emanating from a parked Camaro. When the officer approached the vehicle, he saw an assault-style rifle between the dashboard and driver’s seat and a marijuana cigar on the armrest between the driver and passenger seats. He ordered both occupants out of the vehicle. Defendant Roynell O’Neal was the passenger.


O’Neal originally was arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana. When he was searched, however, methamphetamine was found in the front pocket of his pullover jacket.


When O’Neal returns to court February 26, he faces a prison term of one to two years and/or a fine of up to $5,000.


Assistant District Attorneys Erica Jefferson and Ross Owen prosecuted the case. O’Neal was defended by Edward Mouton.


The case was docket No. 380160.