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03/16/2016

Spring Cleaning Nets 29 Warrant Arrests This Morning

Sheriff Mark Hebert announces that the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office with assistance from agencies across the parish arrested 29 suspects this morning on warrants for various drug charges including distribution and possession of illegal drugs. The warrants were obtained after conducting multiple long term undercover investigations led by the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division with the assistance of Vermillion and Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Offices, Louisiana State Police, and Patterson and Morgan City Police Departments. The undercover operations targeted mid to low level drug dealers.

The Spring Cleaning began at 7:00 am this morning when the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office executed arrest warrants for the suspects with the assistance of Morgan City, Berwick, Patterson, and Franklin Police Departments, and Louisiana State Police.

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The following were arrested on warrants and booked into the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center:

Anthony G. Ruffin, 34, of Franklin was arrested at 7:26 am at 421 O’Neal Chube Road in Franklin for distribution of cocaine. Bail is set at $10,000.

Jessica Simoneaux, 32, 1910 Canal Drive, Franklin was arrested at her residence at 7:46 am for possession of marijuana. Simoneaux was released on a summons to appear in court on May 27, 2016.

William M. Pierre, 32, of Baldwin, LA was arrested on Orphan Home Lane in Baldwin at 8:20 am for conspiracy to distribute cocaine. During the arrest, Pierre was also found to be in possession of a small plastic baggie containing cocaine and a straw suspected of being used to ingest the drug. He is also charged with possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. No bail is set.

Charlie Salas, III, 50, of Morgan City, LA was arrested at 7:49 at 508 Taft Street, Patterson, LA for theft. Salas was released on a summons to appear in court on May 27, 2016.

Malcolm Smith, 29, of Morgan City, LA was arrested at 7:10 am at 117 Orange Street, in Morgan City for possession of cocaine and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a juvenile. No bail is set.

Cyrilla G. Lyons, 50, of Morgan City, LA was arrested at 8:35 am at 721 Arlington Road, Bayou Vista, LA for possession of Norco and possession of methamphetamine. No bail is set.

Darrell J. Gash, 35, of Berwick, LA was arrested at 8:35 am at 721 Arlington Road, Bayou Vista, LA for distribution of marijuana. Bail is set at $10,000.

Bryan G. Fontenot, 45, 3522 Highway 182 Apt. #42, Berwick, LA was arrested at his residence at 7:16 am for distribution of marijuana. Bail is set at $10,000.

Jeanne M. Pisani, 57, 124 Uranus Road, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested at her residence at 8:04 am for distribution of suboxone. During the arrest, Pierre was also found to be in possession a Subutex pill. She is also charged with possession of Subutex. Bail is set at $10,000.

Stephanie M. Harvey, 37, of Morgan City, LA was arrested at 7:39 am at 115 Cane Road, Bayou Vista, LA for distribution of methamphetamine. Bail is set at $10,000.

Jessie Grady, 40, 828 of Amelia, LA was arrested at 7:22 am at 646 Terrebonne Street, Morgan City, LA for distribution of methamphetamine. Bail is set at $100,000.

Morris Garrison, 621 Egle Street, Morgan City, LA was arrested at his residence at 7:56 am for distribution of crack cocaine. Bail is set at $10,000.

Tiffany L. Randolph, 26, 7257 Highway 182 E. Apt. #11, Morgan City, LA was arrested at her residence at 8:33 am for conspiracy to distribute synthetic cannabinoids. Bail is set at $10,000.

Edward L. Williams, 40, 129 ½ Friendship Alley, Amelia, LA was arrested at his residence at 7:14 am for distribution of crack cocaine. No bail is set.

Hodges F. Matthews, 37. 178 Friendship Alley, Amelia, LA was arrested at his residence at 6:59 am for distribution of crack cocaine. Bail is set at $100,000.

Eric T. Gaskins, 35, 129 Friendship Alley, Amelia, LA was arrested at his residence at 7:05 am for distribution of crack cocaine. Bail is set at $100,000.

Herman T. Delco, 33, 145 Odile Lane, Amelia, LA was arrested at his residence at 7:59 am for distribution of cocaine. Bail is set at $10,000.

Eddie Brown, 42, 1370 Joseph Street, Siracusa, LA was arrested at his residence at 8:18 am for distribution of cocaine. Bail is set at $10,000.

Michele Ashley, 122 South Verret Road, Amelia, LA was arrested at her residence at 7:38 am for distribution of synthetic cannabinoids. Bail is set at $10,000.

Gary J. Johnson, 41, of Morgan City was already incarcerated at the Patterson jail when he was charged with conspiracy to introduce contraband into a penal institution.

Tanya Perez, 35, 201 Trevino Street, Berwick, LA was located and arrested at a business in Morgan City at 10:03 am for distribution of Norco. Bail is set at $10,000.

David Burrell of Patterson, LA was already located at the Iberia Parish jail when he was charged with conspiracy to distribute Schedule I (ecstasy).

Reginald K. Sims, 35, of Morgan City, LA was already incarcerated at the St. Mary parish Law Enforcement Center when he was charged with possession of synthetic cannabinoids.

Preston J. Wade, 25, of Amelia, LA was already incarcerated at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center when he was charged with distribution of marijuana.

Kevin J. Drexler, 33, of Morgan City, LA was already incarcerated at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center when he was charged with principal to distribution synthetic cannabinoids.

Renata Harris, 35, of Bayou Vista, LA was already incarcerated at the Avoyelles Parish Correctional Center when she was charged with distribution of marijuana.

Nathanial A. Rollins, 20, of Patterson, LA was already incarcerated at the Allen Parish Correctional Center when he was charged with distribution of synthetic cannabinoids.

Yolanda Pitts, 39, of Patterson, LA was arrested at 1:50 pm for distribution of ecstasy. Pitts turned herself in at the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in Morgan City after learning that detectives were looking for her on the warrant.

Previously arrested on a warrant that resulted from the undercover operations was Casey Lopez, 34, of 1702 Kemper Street, Patterson, LA. She was arrested on March 9, 2016 at 11:36 am. (See March 11, 2016 arrest report for additional information.)

 

At the time of this release, the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office holds active warrants for the following suspects:

Cheryl Ledet, 44, Morgan City, LA

Mary Ortis, 63, Morgan City, LA

Nickolas J. Morris, 28, Amelia, LA

Kerry Sons, Jr., 24, Berwick, LA

Jeremy Hall, 25, Patterson, LA

Jennifer Zahn, 35, Amelia, LA

Christopher J. Howard, 33, Four Corners, LA

Kaleb Calloway, 19, Morgan City, LA

Kathryn Vines, 43, Jeanerette, LA

Leroy Bailey, 30, Morgan City, LA

Lorenzo C. Merritt, 27, Bayou Vista, LA

Breunte Morris, 24, Morgan City, LA

Brandon Williams, 31, Amelia, LA

Edward Trimm, Jr., 41, Siracusa, LA

Devante Frank, 23, Morgan City, LA

Brontre Druilet, 24, Baldwin, LA

Gary Barrios, 52, Morgan City, LA

Anyone with information on the suspects may contact the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office at 985-384-1622 or 337-828-1960 or by email at crimewatch@stmaryso.com. Those who provide information may remain anonymous.

 

 

Traci Landry

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office

Public Information Officer

pio@stmaryso.com

985-354-0714

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