Morgan City woman arrested on drug charges

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported the following arrests:

—Reva Shanna Thomas, 22, of Sixth Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 2:11 p.m. Saturday for possession of Schedule I (marijuana) and possession of a CDS in the presence of a minor. A deputy responding to a complaint of a theft at a store in Amelia stopped a vehicle on La. 182 matching the description of a vehicle suspected to be involved. During the investigation the deputy received consent to search the vehicle and located marijuana belonging to one of the passengers in the vehicle. Thomas was taken to the parish jail and held. No bail has been set.

—James A. Thurman, 31, of Shorty Drive in New Orleans, was arrested at 3 a.m. Sunday on charges of DWI, improper lane usage and driving under suspension. A deputy patrolling the Amelia area observed a vehicle on La. 182 traveling east in the westbound lane and conducted a traffic stop. Thurman failed the field sobriety test and registered .088 grams-percent on the breath test. He was taken to the parish jail and held. No bail has been set.

—Julio Cesar Vega Sanchez, 28, of Deare Street in New Iberia, was arrested Sunday on a charge for operating a vehicle without lawful presence in the United States. A deputy patrolling the Bayou Vista area responded to a vehicle crash on U.S. 90. During the investigation, the deputy learned that Sanchez, a driver involved in the crash, did not have a driver’s license or passport and was not in the U.S. legally. Sanchez was taken to the parish jail and held. No bail has been set.

—Dustin A. Thibodeaux, 27, of Nicole Lane in Berwick, was arrested at 10:32 p.m. Sunday for DWI second offense and following too closely. A deputy patrolling the Amelia area observed a vehicle on La. 182 following another vehicle very closely and conducted a traffic stop. Upon making contact with the driver, identified as Thibodeaux, the deputy detected the odor of alcohol on his breath. Thibodeaux failed the field sobriety test and registered .131 grams-percent on the breath test. He was taken to the parish jail and held. No bail has been set.

—Tommy Donati II, 30, of Hazel Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 1:35 a.m. Monday on a warrant for issuing worthless checks. A deputy responding to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle on David Road in Bayou Vista made contact with the occupants. During the investigation, the deputy learned that one of the occupants was wanted on the warrant. Donati was released on a summons to appear in court on March 20, 2013.

Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported the following arrests:

—Jeremiah Johnson Claunch, 20, of Wheatland, Mo., was arrested at 4:16 p.m. Monday for soliciting without a permit. He was released on $150 bail.

—Michael J. Ryan James, 19, of Fort Smith, Ark., was arrested at 4:16 p.m. Monday for soliciting without a permit. He was released on $150 bail.

Claunch and James were selling magazines door to door without a permit, according to Berwick police.

—Paige Nicole Mabe, 23, of Fourth Street in Berwick, was arrested at 4:18 a.m. Saturday on a charge of disturbing the peace. Mabe was released on a $150 bail.

—Ja’Michael Daray Bowie, 23, of Fourth Street in Berwick, was arrested at 4:18 a.m. Saturday on a charge of disturbing the peace. Bowie was released on a $150 bail.

—Scotty Paul Miller, 21, of Grizzaffi Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 9:41 p.m. Sunday for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Miller is being held by Morgan City police for the Berwick police. No bail has been set.

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