Gibsland Attorney Arrested on Drug Charges

On Tuesday morning, June 15, 2021, two BPSO deputies served a court subpoena to Gibsland attorney Jeffery D. Sampson Jr. at his residence on Gibbs Street in Gibsland.  Upon approaching the residence, the deputies smelled the strong odor of marijuana.

Sampson refused to give the deputies consent to search his residence.

Sheriff John Ballance said, “Investigators obtained a search warrant for Sampson’s residence which resulted in the seizure of several ounces of marijuana “buds”, a marijuana cigar, three packages of suspected THC edibles, two AR-15 rifles with extra magazines, 5.56 mm ammunition and drug paraphernalia.”

Deputies arrested Sampson with charges of possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, illegal carrying of weapons in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance, and violation of uniform controlled dangerous drug laws. 

Judge Glenn Fallin set the bond at $17,000 and Sampson was later released on his own recognizance.

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