Arrest reports

Matthew MIller

Christina Pitre

Dequante Wesley

Nhirobi Dewey

Man arrested for forging prescription

A 47-year-old Baton Rouge man was jailed Monday after trying to forge a prescription for Oxycodone and Flexeril at a pharmacy in Morgan City, St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert said in a news release.
—Daryl Hubert, 47, of the 400 block of N. 25th Street in Baton Rouge, was arrested at 11:42 a.m. Monday for obtaining a prescription by fraud. A narcotics detective received a phone call from a Morgan City pharmacy stating that a person just turned in a fraudulent prescription. A detective responded to the complaint and met with the pharmacist who confirmed through the doctor’s office that the prescription was fake, Hebert said.
The person whose name was on the prescription and who turned the prescription in to be filled was identified as Hubert. A detective made contact with Hubert, who was sitting in the pharmacy lobby area waiting for the prescription. Hubert was jailed with no bail set.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported responding to 47 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrest in east St. Mary Parish:
—Gregory P. Bell, 40, of the 500 block of Bush Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 12:12 p.m. Monday on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of possession of synthetic cannabinoid with intent to distribute, resisting an officer, speeding and operating a vehicle without a driver’s license. A deputy located Bell at the St. Mary Parish Courthouse in Franklin on the warrant. Bell was jailed with no bail set.
—Jerret C. Cortez, 25, of Vivian Street in Bayou L’Ourse, was arrested at 3:03 p.m. Monday at the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in Morgan City for resisting an officer and on a warrant for theft. A detective conducted an investigation into a complaint of a theft of cash from a cash register at a lounge in Amelia. The detectives developed Cortez, an employee of the business, as a suspect in the theft. During the arrest, Cortez repeatedly pulled away from the detective, Hebert said. Cortez was jailed with bail set at $2,000.
—Amy Grow, 32, of the 100 block of Jamie Court in Bayou L’Ourse, was arrested at 4:29 p.m. Monday on a warrant for possession of marijuana third offense, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a juvenile, and violation of a controlled dangerous substance law (drug free zone). Narcotics detectives patrolling the Morgan City area saw Grow traveling on U.S. 90. Detectives knew Grow had an active warrant for her arrest and conducted a stop. Grow was jailed with no bail set.
—Anna Scott, 44, of the 1200 block of Clements Lane in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 8:04 p.m. Monday for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a juvenile and violation of a controlled dangerous substance law (drug free zone).
Narcotics detectives went to an address in the 1200 block of Clements Lane to look for a person wanted through the sheriff’s office. Detectives were granted consent to search the residence for a suspect, who was not located, Hebert said. Detectives observed marijuana and a smoking pipe on a table inside the residence. There was a juvenile at the residence at the time of the investigation. Scott was released on a summons to appear in court July 11.
Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks reported the following arrests:
—Matthew J. Miller, 20, of Gen. Clark Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 11:43 a.m. Monday for possession of cocaine.
Officers observed someone acting in a suspicious manner in the area near Union Street and stopped the person to investigate. Miller was found to possess several pieces of suspected crack cocaine, Banks stated. He was jailed.
—Christina L. Pitre, 37, of Fourth Street in Berwick, was arrested at 2:35 p.m. Monday on a St. Mary Parish warrant for possession of Schedule II CDS, possession of Schedule III CDS, possession of Schedule IV CDS and possession of a Legend Drug.
Pitre, who was in the Morgan City Jail facility was booked and jailed on an outstanding warrant for the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Division.
—Dequante Wesley, 20, of Orange Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 3:49 p.m. Monday for possession of Schedule I marijuana and violation of uniformed controlled dangerous substance law (drug free zone).
—Nhirobi H. Dewey, 17, of Railroad Avenue in Morgan City, was arrested at 3:49 p.m. Monday for possession of marijuana and violation of uniformed controlled dangerous substance law.
Officers were dispatched to a Brownell Homes residence in regard to illegal narcotics activity. Dewey and Wesley were found to possess suspected marijuana and were subsequently arrested. The area is a public housing area deemed as a drug free zone. Both were jailed.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported no arrests.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported no arrests.

By ZACHARY FITZGERALD zfitzgerald@daily-review.com

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