Traffic stop nets three drug arrests
Brady M. Broussard
Scott C. DeHart
Stacey L. Grubb
A traffic stop in Morgan City netted three arrests on numerous drug charges.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert said narcotics detectives stopped the vehicle on U.S. 90 in Morgan City.
Detectives discovered that the driver was operating the vehicle with a suspended license. Also during the traffic stop, detectives located a bag of methamphetamine, Klonopin, Toradol and Trilafon pills as well as several items of drug paraphernalia including spoons, syringes and a tourniquet inside the vehicle.
Arrested in the case were:
—Brady Broussard, 38, of the 1200 block of Chestnut Drive in Morgan City, was arrested at 4:03 p.m. Thursday for possession of Schedule II methamphetamine, possession of Schedule IV Klonopin, possession of legend drug Toradal, possession of legend drug Trilafon, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension and improper lane usage.
—Stacey Grubb, 33, of the 400 block of Venus Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 6:43 p.m. Thursday for possession of Schedule II methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a minor.
—Scott Dehart, 33, of the 400 block of Venus Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 6:43 p.m. Thursday for possession of Schedule II (methamphetamine) with intent to distribute, possession of Schedule I (LSD), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a minor, possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance and transactions involving drug proceeds.
Through the course of the investigation, detectives developed information that illegal drug activity was taking place at the 400 block of Venus Road in Bayou Vista and made contact with two residents, Grubb and Dehart. Detectives carried out a search warrant at the location and discovered several bags of methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $14,000; a bag of LSD; a handgun; and several items of drug paraphernalia including spoons, plastic bags, syringes and digital scales, Hebert.
Detectives also located $1,121 in cash, which was seized pending forfeiture. A 4-year-old boy was located at the residence, and was released to the care of a family member.
Broussard, Grubb and Dehart were transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set. These arrests were made with the assistance of the Morgan City Police Department narcotics division and the Berwick Police Department.
Hebert also reported responding to 40 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests in east St. Mary Parish:
—Nicholas Morrison, 21, of Lafayette, was arrested at 8:15 p.m. Thursday for off-road vehicles on a public roadway. A deputy patrolling the Amelia area observed a male subject operating a four wheeler on Ciro Street and conducted a traffic stop. Morrison was released on a summons to appear in court on Oct. 13.
—Larosa Washington, 59, of Odile Lane in Amelia, was arrested at 10:59 p.m. Thursday for possession of drug paraphernalia. A deputy patrolling the Amelia area stopped to speak to Washington on Friendship Alley. While doing so, the deputy received consent to search him and located a small glass pipe with a burnt piece of steel wool inside. Washington was arrested on a summons to appear in court Oct. 13.
—Edwin Calloway, 33, of the 100 block of 3B’s Lane in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 2:46 p.m. Thursday on two warrants for distribution of cocaine. Detectives with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division were patrolling the Bayou Vista area when they observed Calloway on Pluto Street standing outside of an apartment complex. Detectives knew that Calloway was wanted on the warrants stemming from an undercover operation in which Calloway sold cocaine to narcotics detectives. Calloway was transported to the parish jail for booking. No bail is set.
Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks reported the following arrests:
—Rodrick Hunter, 22, of Patterson, was arrested at 9:53 a.m. Thursday for illegal possession of stolen things. Hunter was located at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center. According to the affidavit, Hunter is accused of possessing a set of stolen automotive wheels valued at $250. Hunter was jailed.
—Timothy Paul, 45, of Morgan City, was arrested at 12:17 a.m. today for fugitive failure to appear. Morgan City Police conducted a traffic stop on La. 182 near Seventh Street. A warrant check was done and it was found that Paul was wanted on a St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office warrant. He was jailed.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported the following arrest:
—Brian Delaune Jr., 29, of Bush Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 8:59 a.m. Thursday for violation of a protective order, possession of Schedule III Subutex, and possession of Schedule II Oxycodone. Delaune was transferred to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for housing.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported no arrests.