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07/10/2017

Misdial Leads to Arrests for Contraband Conspiracy, Drug Possession

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

 

Kurwin Lewis, 36, New Iberia, LA was additionally charged on July 7, 2017 at 5:23 pm with the following offenses:

  • Attempted possession of Schedule I (marijuana)
  • Attempted possession of Schedule I (synthetic cannabinoids)
  • Attempted possession of Schedule IV (Valium)
  • Attempted possession of Schedule II (Adderall)
  • Possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a minor
  • Conspiracy to enter contraband into a penal institution

Jeremy Green, 33, 217 Deare Street, New Iberia, LA was arrested on July 7, 2017 at 5:23 pm for the following offenses:

  • Possession of Schedule I (marijuana) with intent to distribute
  • Possession of Schedule I (synthetic cannabinoids) with intent to distribute
  • Possession of Schedule IV (Valium) with intent to distribute
  • Possession of Schedule II (Adderall) with intent to distribute
  • Possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a minor
  • Conspiracy to enter contraband into a penal institution

Leandrea Fuselier, 32, 217 Deare Street, New Iberia, LA was arrested on July 7, 2017 at 5:23 pm for the following offenses:

  • Possession of Schedule I (marijuana) with intent to distribute
  • Possession of Schedule I (synthetic cannabinoids) with intent to distribute
  • Possession of Schedule IV (Valium) with intent to distribute
  • Possession of Schedule II (Adderall) with intent to distribute
  • Possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a mino
  • Conspiracy to enter contraband into a penal institution

A detective of the St. Mary Parish Narcotics Section received a phone call from Fuselier stating that she wanted to arrange a “drop off” of contraband items at the jail. The detective quickly determined that Fuselier had dialed the wrong number and initiated an investigation. The narcotics detective found evidence that Fuselier and Green were conspiring with Lewis, an inmate at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center, to have contraband delivered to the jail. Fuselier accidentally dialed the wrong number and contacted a narcotics detective to arrange the delivery of contraband. Fuselier arranged the meeting at a gas station in the Jeanerette area. Narcotics detectives then made contact with Fuselier and Green at the location. Fuselier and Green were detained. There was also a child in the vehicle at the time of the investigation. Detectives received consent to search the vehicle and located a brown paper bag containing synthetic cannabinoids, marijuana, Valium pills, Adderall pills, tobacco, and a cell phone. Fuselier and Green were transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Lewis remains incarcerated. No bail is set.

 

Mykella Johnson, 30, 1356 Joseph Street, Morgan City, LA was arrested on July 8, 2017 at 1:42 am for possession of Schedule I (marijuana). While investigating a separate incident, a deputy smelled the odor of marijuana coming from Johnson’s residence. The deputy spoke with Johnson who admitted that there was marijuana inside the residence. The deputy located the illegal substance and subsequently released Johnson on a summons to appear in court on October 11, 2017.

 

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that over the last 72-hour weekend reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 120 complaints and reports the following arrests:

 

Joshua Bertrand, 39, 1028 Levee Road, Morgan City, LA was arrested on July 7, 2017 at 12:50 pm for theft. A deputy responded to a report of shoplifting at a store in Bayou Vista and collected evidence that Bertrand concealed items on his person and attempted to leave the store without paying for the goods. Bertrand was released on a summons to appear on court on October 11, 2017.

 

Zacolby Granger, 25, 1008 Grace Street, Siracusaville, LA was arrested on July 7, 2017 at 4:00 pm for expired license plate and operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license.

 

Stacey Skinner, 51, 1008 Grace Street, Siracusaville, LA was arrested on July 7, 2017 at 4:12 pm for operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license.

 

A deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with an expired license plate registration on martin Luther King Boulevard in Morgan City. The deputy spoke with the driver, Granger, and found that he had a suspended license. The deputy allowed Granger to contact a licensed driver to pick up the car instead of having the vehicle towed. The deputy observed a female subject drive up to assist Granger in removing the vehicle. The deputy identified the subject as Skinner and found that she was operating that vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. Both Granger and Skinner were released on summonses to appear in court on October 11, 2017.

 

Jackie Robinson, 26, 881 Miller Street, Beaumont, TX was arrested on July 7, 2017 at 5:32 pm on a court warrant from the 506th District Court in Waller County, TX for failure to appear on the charge of burglary of an inhabited dwelling. A deputy was dispatched to assist US Customs and Enforcement with a suspect who was wanted on the outstanding warrant. The deputy took Robinson into custody at a business on Degravelle Road in Amelia and transported him to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.

 

Juvenile male, 16, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on July 7, 2017 at 6:39 pm for theft. A deputy responded to a report of shoplifting at a store in Bayou Vista and collected evidence that the juvenile concealed items on his person and attempted to leave the store without paying for the goods. The juvenile was released to a guardian pending juvenile court proceedings.

 

Anthony Pinell, 29, 119 Pinell Marine Lane, Franklin, LA was arrested on July 7, 2017 at 8:12 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of domestic abuse battery, criminal mischief, and criminal damage to property. A deputy located Pinell at a residence on Pinell Marine Lane on the warrant. The deputy transported Pinell to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $750.

 

Johnathan Rollins, 30, 1508 Cypriot Road, Jeanerette, LA was arrested on July 8, 2017 at 2:00 am on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of criminal neglect of family. A deputy made contact with Rollins on a traffic stop on LA Highway 83 in Baldwin and located the active warrant for his arrest. The deputy transported Rollins to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $4,721.23.

 

Terrel Williams, IV, 24, 204 Pickett Lane, Franklin, LA was arrested on July 8, 2017 at 11:03 am for (attempted) theft and criminal trespass. Williams was also charged on 3 outstanding warrants. More information on this case can be read here, http://www.stmaryso.com/press_view.php?id=1051. No bail is set.

 

Edward Gil, 39, 1020 Kimberly Drive, Morgan City, LA was arrested on July 8, 2017 at 8:48 pm for the following offenses:

  • Speeding
  • Aggravated flight from an officer
  • Reckless operation of a motor vehicle with an accident
  • (Attempted) disarming of a police officer
  • Resisting an officer
  • No seat belt    

A deputy observed a vehicle traveling 64 miles per hour in a posted 45 miles per hour zone on US Highway 90 in Berwick and initiated a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle sped up and continued east over the US Highway 90 bridge in Morgan City. The deputy followed the vehicle. The deputy observed Gil standing up through the sun roof of the vehicle while driving the car. Gil then drove off the roadway and into the swampy area along US Highway 90 in Amelia. The deputy quickly exited the police unit and entered the swamp to assist the driver. The deputy found the driver, later identified as Gil, exiting the car. Gil repeatedly refused the deputies commands to keep his hands visible. As the deputy worked to detain him, Gil grabbed the deputy’s firearm. Gil was detained and transported to Teche Regional Medical Center for treatment. Following his release from the medical center, Gil was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.

Lamonica Charles, 32, 105 Coulee Street, Baldwin, LA was arrested on July 10, 2017 at 12:40 pm for violation of protective orders. A deputy investigating the complaint found evidence that Charles contacted the victim through a social network site in violation of a court issued protective order. Charles was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.

Travis Theriot, 27, 1700 Saturn Road, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on July 9, 2017 at 8:47 pm for impeding the flow of traffic and reckless operation of a motor vehicle.

Michael Verdin, 38, 158 Betty Ruby Drive, Gray, LA was arrested on July 9, 2017 at 8:47 pm for impeding the flow of traffic and reckless operation of a motor vehicle.

 

A deputy responded to a report of reckless driving on Saturn Road in Bayou Vista. The deputy located the 2 suspect drivers and identified them as Verdin and Theriot. The deputy found evidence that the 2 suspects had attached the rear of their vehicles together with a strap and were driving in opposite directions in a tug of war in the street. Following the investigation, the deputy released Verdin and Theriot on summonses to appear in court on October 11, 2017.

 

 

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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