Narcotics Detectives Arrest 3 in Bayou Vista on Drug and Drug Distribution Charges
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Scott Anslum advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 33 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Carlie Adams, 18, 10903 LA Highway 182, Franklin, LA was arrested on April 11, 2018 at 7:36 am for careless operation and no driver’s license. A deputy responded to a call for service about a crash on Yokely Road in the Franklin area. The deputy identified the driver as Adams. While speaking with her, the deputy learned that Adams lost control of the vehicle coming to a stop in a ditch. The deputy found that Adams was operating the vehicle without a driver’s license. Adams was released on a summons to appear in court on July 11, 2018.
Vanessa Diggs, 54, 642 8th Street, Franklin, LA was arrested on April 11, 2018 at 10:45 am on a warrant for failure to register as a sex offender (giving false information). Diggs was convicted in 1994 for contributing to the delinquency of juveniles (perform any sexually immoral act). A detective with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Compliance Section found that Diggs provided a false address for her registration. The detective obtained a warrant for her arrest. Diggs turned herself in at the St. Mary Parish Courthouse in Franklin. A deputy transported Diggs to the St. Mary parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
Lynn Lovell, Jr., 45, 607 Kirk Street C, Franklin, LA was arrested on April 11, 2018 at 6:22 pm on a warrant from the Franklin Police Department for attempted 2nd degree murder and aggravated battery. Deputies responded to a call for service regarding a trespasser at a property on Eves Street in Jeanerette. While en route, a deputy located a suspect vehicle possibly involved in the complaint and stopped the driver. The deputy identified the driver as Lovell. The deputy knew Lovell had an active warrant for his arrest. Lovell was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
Ramon Guzman, 24, Lake Palourde Road, Amelia, LA was arrested on April 11, 2018 at 11:22 pm for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and failure to properly signal a turn. A deputy responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle in Amelia observed a driver fail to signal a turn and conducted a traffic stop in a residential area just off Lake Palourde Road. The deputy identified the driver as Guzman and smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. The deputy performed a standardized field sobriety test. Guzman conducted the test poorly and was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $2,750.
Yvishia Levine, 27, 420 ½ Railroad Street, Patterson, LA was arrested on April 11, 2018 at 5:02 pm for the following offenses:
- Battery of a police officer
- Resisting an officer with force or violence
- Possession of Schedule I (marijuana)
- Simple escape
- Warrant for failure to appear on the charge of criminal mischief
A deputy investigating a report of shoplifting at a store in Bayou Vista located the suspect who was later identified as Levine. When the deputy detained Levine, she struck the deputy and attempted to pull away from the deputy. During the investigation, the deputy located stolen items and a marijuana cigarette in Levine’s belongings. As Levine was being escorted to the police unit, she attempted to flee on foot. The deputy and an off-duty Morgan City Police Officer then placed Levine in the unit. The deputy transported Levine to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
Brad Derouen, 27, 1224 South Road, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on April 11, 2018 at 8:17 pm for the following offenses:
- Possession of Schedule II (methamphetamine) with intent to distribute
- Possession of Schedule IV (Xanax) with intent to distribute
- Possession of Schedule I (marijuana)
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Obstruction of justice
- Violation of a controlled dangerous substance law (drug free zone)
- Warrant for failure to appear on the charges of possession of Schedule II (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia
Jody Cubbedge, Jr., 41, 124 Uranus Road, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on April 11, 2018 at 8:17 pm for possession of Schedule II (methamphetamine) with intent to distribute, attempted possession of Schedule IV (Xanax), and violation of a of a controlled dangerous substance law (drug free zone).
Brett Sanders, 27, 428 Lagonda Road, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on April 11, 2018 at 7:56 pm for possession of drug paraphernalia.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office narcotics detectives and members of the Morgan City Police Department Narcotics Division conducted a search warrant at 1224 South Road in Bayou Vista. Detectives encountered Sanders at the door, detained him, and located a syringe in his pocket. Derouen, the suspect in the investigation, later arrived at the residence. When Derouen saw detectives, he threw a bag of marijuana, a bag of methamphetamine, and a bag containing 30 Xanax pills to the ground. Derouen then attempted to kick the illegal drugs beneath a vehicle. Derouen was detained. Detectives also detained Cubbedge who arrived at the residence during the investigation and located methamphetamine on his person. Detectives found evidence that both Derouen and Cubbedge were selling methamphetamine and that Cubbedge was at the residence to purchase Xanax from Derouen. The residence is located within 2,000 feet of a church and park, both drug free zones. Derouen and Cubbedge were transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set. Sanders was released on a summons to appear in court on July 11, 2018.
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