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06/12/2017

Narcotics Section Arrests Morgan City Woman in Doctor Shopping Case

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that the Narcotics Section made the following arrests:

 

Nicole Karpinski, 29, 7100 LA Highway 182, Lot 36, Morgan City, LA was arrested on June 9, 2017 at 11:42 am on a warrant for 4 counts of violating the schedule drug prohibited acts law (doctor shopping) and 1 count of violating the schedule drug prohibited acts law by obtaining a prescription by fraud. On June 2, 2017, a detective of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Section began an investigation into suspected prescription fraud after receiving a complaint from a pharmacist. The detective collected evidence that Karpinski obtained prescriptions from different doctors for over 6 dozen hydrocodone pills and filled the prescriptions at pharmacies in Morgan City and Houma. The detective also found that Karpinski altered a prescription to get certain drugs. Karpinski was arrested by Morgan City Police on related charges on June 6, 2017. The narcotics detective concluded the Sheriff’s Office investigation and obtained a warrant for her arrest on June 9, 2017. Karpinski was transported from the Morgan City Police Department jail to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.

 

John Loustalot, 32, 1209 Cayce Street, Franklin, LA was arrested on June 8, 2017 at 4:55 pm for possession of Schedule II (Adderall) and possession of Schedule III (buprenorphine). On June 8, 2017, St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Detectives executed a search warrant at Loustalot’s residence in conjunction with a criminal investigation. See http://www.stmaryso.com/press_view.php?id=1024 for previously released information. While searching Loustalot, a pill bottle containing Adderall pills and a buprenorphine pill was located. Narcotics detectives found evidence that Loustalot did not have a prescription for the drugs and that he purchased them illegally. Loustalot was booked into the Franklin Police Department jail.

 

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that over the last 72-hour weekend reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 141 complaints and reports the following arrests:

 

Darren Jackson, 32, 104 Todd Lane, Morgan City, LA was arrested on June 9, 2017 at 6:40 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. A deputy responded to the boat landing in Patterson where US Coast Guard members detained Jackson on the warrant. Jackson was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Jackson was released on a $750 bond.

 

Wayne Singleton, 54, 122 Eleventh Street, Morgan City, LA was arrested on June 9, 2017 at 11:07 pm for bicycle equipment required for night operation and possession of Schedule II (crack cocaine). A Uniformed Patrol Section deputy and Narcotics Section detective were patrolling Morgan City when they observed a subject riding a bicycle with no lights on Duke Street and conducted a traffic stop. The subject was identified as Singleton. The detective smelled the odor of marijuana coming from him. The detective received consent to search his person and located 2 rocks of crack cocaine. Singleton was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set. Another deputy returned Singleton’s bicycle to his residence.

 

Jordan Franklin, 18, 140 Clausen Road South, Centerville, LA was arrested on June 10, 2017 at 12:20 pm for the following offenses:

  • Theft of a motor vehicle
  • Reckless operation of a motor vehicle
  • Theft from a motor vehicle
  • No driver’s license
  • Criminal trespass

A deputy responded to a report of a vehicle that was stolen from a residence in Verdunville. The victim provided information that lead to the development of Franklin as a suspect. The deputy viewed Snapchat video of Franklin driving the stolen SUV recklessly on private property. 2 juveniles were also seen riding inside the vehicle in the video. Deputies located Franklin walking near Clausen Road South and detained him. While questioning Franklin about the crime, deputies obtained the location of the stolen vehicle and recovered the SUV from behind a vacant mobile home on Verdun Lane. Franklin was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.

 

Joey Francois, 36, 3813 Mission Drive, Baton Rouge, LA was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of operating a vehicle with a suspended license and operating a vehicle without insurance. A deputy located Francois at Franklin Foundation Hospital in Franklin on the warrant. The deputy transported Francois to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Francois was released on a recognizance bond.

 

Dambre Conley, 22, 1803 Cole Drive, Franklin, LA was arrested on June 10, 2017 at 10:10 am on a warrant for aggravated battery. A deputy obtained the warrant following an investigation into a fight that occurred at a residence in Ashton on November 13, 2016. The deputy found evidence that Conley struck a female victim in the leg with a chair during an argument. On Saturday, a correctional officer at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center located the warrant for Conley while she was visiting the facility. Conley was booked. No bail is set.

 

Anthony Lightfoot, 56, 112 Oleander Street, Patterson, LA was arrested on June 11, 2017 at 3:23 am for operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. A deputy responded to a report of a reckless driver on US Highway 90. The deputy located the suspect vehicle on Highway 90 near LA Highway 317 and conducted a traffic stop. The driver was identified as Lightfoot. While speaking with him, the deputy found that he was driving with a suspended license. Lightfoot was released on a summons to appear in court on September 8, 2017. The vehicle was turned over to a licensed driver.

 

Jorge Sanchez, 31, Morgan City, LA was arrested on June 11, 2017 at 9:53 am for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, identity theft, no driver’s license, and expired license plate. Deputies responded to a call about a subject sleeping inside a vehicle parked on the shoulder of LA Highway 182 in Siracusa. Deputies observed the vehicle traveling on Highway 182, conducted a traffic stop, and made contact with the driver who was identified as Sanchez. Deputies smelled the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath and person. Sanchez produced a North Carolina identification card to the deputies. The ID card number was found to be linked to another subject’s name. A deputy conducted a standardized field sobriety test. Sanchez performed poorly. He later registered a 0.187 grams percent blood alcohol concentration on a breath test. A deputy also found that the license plate on the vehicle Sanchez was driving was expired. Sanchez was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.

 

Please note that the following arrest occurred on June 2, 2017.

Quentin Dugar, 26, 1802 Lot B, L Street, Patterson, LA was arrested on June 2, 2017 at 9:00 am on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of possession of marijuana, third offense, obstruction of justice by tampering with evidence, resisting an officer, improper turning, and operating a vehicle with a suspended license. A correctional officer located Dugar at the St. Mary Parish Courthouse in Franklin on the warrant. Dugar was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking.

 

 

 

 

Contact Information:

Traci Landry

Detective Lieutenant

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office

Public Information Office

985-354-0714

pio@stmaryso.com

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