Narcotics Detectives Make Arrests in Pill Theft Case & Attempted Drug Deal in Bayou Vista
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Scott Anslum advises that over the last reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 50 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Shawn Ramagos, 28, 1049 Ramos Street, Siracusaville, LA was arrested on May 1, 2018 at 9:00 am on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of criminal neglect of family. Deputies responding to a call for service regarding a disturbance at a residence in Siracusaville made contact with Ramagos and located the active warrant for his arrest. Ramagos was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking.
Shane Granger, 30, 735 Chetta Lane, Amelia, LA was arrested on May 1, 2018 at 2:38 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of possession of marijuana, no vehicle insurance, operating a vehicle without a driver’s license, and signaling required. A deputy working in the Amelia area made contact with Granger and located the active warrant for his arrest. Granger was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
Jarrett Francis, 29, 145 Racetrack Lane, Rayne, LA was arrested on May 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license and operating a vehicle without proper equipment. Francis turned himself in at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center. Francis was released on a $1,000 bond.
Lance Haycock, Jr., 25, 607 Tunica Street, Charenton, LA was arrested on May 1, 2018 at 11:57 am on 3 warrants for failure to appear on the following charges:
- No driver’s license
- Possession of (open) alcoholic containers in motor vehicles
- Taking alligators during closed season
- No insurance
- Careless operation
- Operating a vehicle in an unsafe condition
A Corrections Division deputy transported Haycock from the Iberia Parish jail to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
Tawanna Thomas, 39, 145 St. Joseph Lane, Franklin, LA was arrested on April 30, 2018 at 2:14 pm on a warrant for theft. On April 18, 2018, a Narcotics Section detective began an investigation into the theft of prescription pills from a pharmacy in Bayou Vista by an employee. The detective gathered evidence that Thomas changed inventory data and stole thousands of oxycodone and hydrocodone pills valued at over $12,000 from the business over the last year. A warrant was issued for Thomas’ arrest. Thomas was located on the warrant at a residence on St. Joseph Lane in Franklin and transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Thomas was later transported to another jail facility for housing.
Keith Tillman, Jr., 21, 104 Little Flower Lane Apt #3, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on May 1, 2018 at 2:16 pm for the following offenses:
- No driver’s license
- Possession of Schedule I (marijuana) with intent to distribute
- Attempted distribution of Schedule I (marijuana)
- Violation of a controlled dangerous substance law (drug free zone)
- Possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
Through proactive policing efforts in the Bayou Vista community, the detective with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit developed information that Tillman was selling drugs in the area. During the subsequent investigation, Tillman unknowingly contacted the detective offering to sell him marijuana. The detective continued the investigation and arranged to meet Tillman on the corner of US Highway 90 and Delmar Avenue in Bayou Vista. Narcotics detectives surveilled the area and located Tillman in a vehicle in the parking lot of a business. Tillman was detained pending further investigation. While speaking with Tillman, detectives received consent to search the vehicle and his person. Detectives located marijuana, a handgun, and a digital scale. The drugs were located within 2,000 feet of a church. Continuing the investigation, detectives located marijuana at Tillman’s residence and collected evidence that Tillman was selling the illegal substance. Tillman was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
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