A 22-year-old Morgan City man was jailed on multiple drug and firearm charges Wednesday stemming from a St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office investigation into illegal drug activity at a Morgan City residence, St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert said in a news release.
—Joshua D. Robertson, 22, of the 1400 block of Railroad Avenue in Morgan City, was arrested at 3:51 p.m. Wednesday for possession of Schedule III Lortab with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a stolen firearm, transactions involving drug proceeds, violation of a CDS law (Drug Free Zone), and resisting an officer (refusing to be booked).
St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division detectives conducted an investigation into illegal drug activity occurring at a lot on the corner of Fifth and Maine streets in Morgan City. Detectives made contact with Robertson and located Lortab pills and a firearm nearby, Hebert said.
Using the National Crime Information Center, detectives learned that the firearm was stolen, Hebert said. Detectives also located $483 in cash, which was seized pending forfeiture, Hebert said. Detectives believe the money was derived from illicit drug sales, the sheriff said. Detectives transported Robertson to the parish jail for booking. During his arrest and booking, Robertson refused to give his name, Hebert said. No bail is set.
Hebert reported responding to 32 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests in east St. Mary Parish:
—Misty Lafleur, 33, of the 600 block of Kelli Street in Patterson, was arrested at 9:37 a.m. Wednesday on a warrant for issuing worthless checks. Lafleur turned herself in at the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in Franklin after learning of the warrant for her arrest. She was released on a summons to appear in court Nov. 14.
—Gene Webb, 24, of the 200 block of Grandwood Drive in Patterson, was arrested at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of no seat belt and driving under suspension. A deputy located Webb at the St. Mary Parish Courthouse in Franklin on the warrant. Webb was jailed and released on $2,500 bail.
Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks reported the following arrest:
—Nathaniel U. Paul, 22, of Fifth Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 10:05 p.m. Wednesday for domestic abuse battery.
Officers were dispatched to a Fifth Street residence regarding a domestic dispute. Officers identified Paul, a resident at that location, as the person involved in the dispute.
Officers gathered evidence that Paul became involved in an argument with a woman at that location. He was accused of choking the female and throwing her to the ground, Banks said. The woman had minor injuries in the altercation, the chief said. Paul was jailed.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported the following arrests:
—Don T. Bennett, 27, of the 900 block of Clemons Street in Patterson, was arrested at 9 a.m. Wednesday for resisting by failure to comply. Bennett was jailed on $307 bail.
—Ira G. Langston Jr., 24, of the 100 block of Shivers Street in Patterson, was arrested at 4:31 a.m. Wednesday for driving while intoxicated first offense, careless operation, and open container. Langston was jailed with no bail set.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported the following arrest:
—Jean Paul Templet, 19, of Elk Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 1:49 a.m. today for driving while intoxicated first offense and reckless operation. Templet is awaiting bail to be set.