St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 25 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Tajuan Gibson, Sr., 33, 2155 LA Highway 83, Franklin, LA was arrested on December 28, 2017 at 6:26 pm for the following offenses:
- Possession of Schedule I (heroin) with intent to distribute
- Possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a minor
- Transactions involving drug proceeds
- Obstructed view of license plate
- Possession of (open) alcoholic containers in motor vehicles
Narcotics detectives patrolling Four Corners observed a pick-up truck on the US Highway 90 service road with a cover over the license plate obstructing the view of the registration on the vehicle. Detectives conducted a traffic stop and identified the driver as Gibson. There were also 2 children in the truck with Gibson. While speaking with him, detectives received consent to search the vehicle and located 3 bags containing approximately 1.5 grams of heroin each. Detectives also found an open container of alcohol in the truck. Through investigation, detectives collected evidence that Gibson was selling the heroin. They also found $877 in cash on Gibson’s person suspected of being derived from the sales of the illegal drug. Gibson was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Gibson was released after posting a $12,000 bond.
Francis Robert, 28, 1422 Washington Street, Jeanerette, LA was arrested on December 28, 2017 at 3:17 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license, improper use of registration/license plate, and failure to carry vehicle registration certificate. A correctional deputy transported Robert to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking on the warrant. Bail is set at $1,500.
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Heidi Prevost, 26, 606 Willow Street, Franklin, LA was arrested on December 28, 2017 at 6:44 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of direct contempt of court, speeding, and failure to honor written promise to appear in court. A deputy located Prevost at her residence on the warrant and transported her to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Prevost was released on a $505 bond.
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