Arrest reports

Lucille Leonard

Alton Castille

Man faces several drug charges after Bayou Vista traffic stop

A Cut Off man was arrested on a litany of drug charges after police made a traffic stop on U.S. 90 in Bayou Vista.
Jared M. Johnson, 31, was arrested at 4 p.m. Thursday for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a minor, possession of a firearm in presence of a controlled dangerous substance and violation of controlled dangerous substance law in a drug free zone.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics detectives assisted Louisiana State Police with the traffic stop. Sheriff Mark Hebert said detectives received consent to search the vehicle and located marijuana, smoking pipes, rolling papers, a grinder and pistols. Two small children were in the vehicle at the time of the investigation, he added.
Johnson, the passenger in the vehicle, later was released on $10,000 bail.
In other action, Hebert also reported the following arrests:
—Lucille G. Leonard, 34, of the 700 block of Franklin Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 6:37 p.m. Thursday on a warrant for possession of Schedule III narcotics (Suboxen). Narcotics detectives located Leonard at Lake End Park campground in Morgan City. The warrant states that Leonard was found in possession of the drug during a traffic stop.
—Alton Brashear, 63, of the 700 block of Duke Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 11:58 p.m. Thursday for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
—Alton Castille, 38, of the 700 block of Duke Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 11:58 p.m. Thursday for possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, second offense possession of marijuana, possession of Schedule IV (Xanax), transactions involving drug proceeds and obstruction of justice.
Narcotics detectives, with the assistance of Morgan City Police Department detectives, conducted a search warrant at the Duke Street home. During the course of the search, detectives located crack cocaine, marijuana, Xanax pills, items of drug paraphernalia and more than $900 in cash, Hebert said. During the investigation, Castille attempted to hide the crack cocaine from narcotics detectives, the sheriff added. Castille remains jailed with no bail set. Brashear was released on a summons to appear in court.
—Michael Wilkerson, 23, of the 200 block of Mars Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 11:22 p.m. Thursday for disturbing the peace (foul language). A deputy responding to a disturbance at a residence on Mars Road in Bayou Vista said Wilkerson repeatedly refused to stop using vulgar language while he was outside speaking with the deputy. Wilkerson was released on a summons to appear in court.
—Hank A. Lewis, 28, was arrested at 7:04 p.m. Thursday on U.S. 90 in the Ricohoc area for possession of a Schedule I drug. Lewis was released on a summons to appear in court.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported the following arrest:
—Eugene White, 33, of the 800 block of Tall Timbers in Patterson, was arrested at 12:57 a.m. today at the end of Fern Street in Patterson for second offense driving while intoxicated by refusal, open container, no driver’s license, expired motor vehicle inspection and resisting by giving false information. He remained jailed this morning with no bail set.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported no arrests.
Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks reported the following arrests:
—Kierston D. Johnson, 32, of Village Drive in Morgan City, was arrested at 8:32 p.m. Thursday for operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license and speeding 36 mph in a 15 mph zone. Officers patrolling a school zone area observed a vehicle speeding, Banks said. The driver, Johnson, was found to be operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license as well, the chief added. She was released after posting bail.
—Tanisha L. Wilkerson, 38, of Grace Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 3 p.m. Thursday for a probation violation. Wilkerson, who was already incarcerated in the Morgan City Jail facility, was booked on an outstanding warrant. She remains jailed.

By JEAN L. McCORKLE jmccorkle@daily-review.com

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