Failure to signal turn stops leads to drug charges in Amelia

AMELIA, La. -- Failing to use a turn sign at the Friendship Alley-Lake Palourde Road intersection led to the arrest of two women for possession of crack cocaine, St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert said.

A St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s narcotics detective made the stop Wednesday and both were arrested at 1:36 p.m., Hebert said.

Crystal Todd Billiot, 36, of Shannon Street in Patterson, was arrested for driving under suspension and possession of crack cocaine. She is also charged on warrants for theft and parole violation.

Latisha Marie Cantrelle, 30, of West 32nd Avenue D in Larose, was arrested for possession of crack cocaine.

While patrolling the Amelia area, a St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division detective observed the driver of a vehicle fail to properly signal a turn at the intersection of Friendship Alley and Lake Palourde Road, Hebert stated. The detective conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver and passenger, identified as Billiot and Cantrelle. The detective learned that Billiot was driving under suspension. After receiving consent to search the vehicle, the detective located crack cocaine, Hebert stated. Both were taken to the parish jail and held. No bail is set for Billiot or Cantrelle.

The warrant for Billiot on the charge of theft stems from an investigation that began on March 8, when the sheriff’s office received a complaint of a theft. The victim told the investigating deputy that he allowed an unknown female to use the restroom in his home. The complainant stated that while in his home, Billiot took his wallet and then left from the residence.

Hebert reported the following arrests:

—Wolfe Levy II, 31, of Onstead Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 5:08 p.m. Wednesday for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. The result of a joint investigation with Morgan City police, narcotics detectives executed a search warrant at Levy’s residence. During the investigation, detectives located methamphetamine and items of drug paraphernalia. Also, detectives seized two vehicles pending forfeiture. Levy was taken to the parish jail and held. He was released on $20,000 bail.

Morgan City Police Chief Travis Crouch reported the following arrest:

—Victoria Leigh Sibley, 22, of Sterling Road in Franklin, was arrested at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday for theft by fraud (value $50). Sibley was being transferred from Franklin Police Department on a warrant alleging a theft, according to Crouch. Sibley is accused of pawning a stolen item at a local pawn shop. She was booked into the Morgan City Jail where she remains awaiting bail.

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