According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert the Narcotics Division made the following arrests:
Darin Hannigan, 36, 324 Clark Street, Apt. C, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on May 27, 2015 at 6:26 pm for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Detectives with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division conducted a traffic stop on Clark Street on an SUV after observing the driver cross over the center line and travel in the middle of the roadway. Detectives made contact with the driver, Hannigan. While speaking with Hannigan, detectives received consent to search the vehicle and located bags of methamphetamine and two glass pipes used to smoke meth. Hannigan was transported to the parish jail for booking. No bail is set.
Stephen Guarisco, 46, 1010 Florence Street, Morgan City, LA was arrested on May 27, 2015 at 9:46 pm on a warrant for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Guarisco turned himself in at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center. Guarisco was released after posting a $1,500 bond. The warrant stems from a moth long investigation into the sale of methamphetamines in St. Mary Parish. During a search for a subject wanted for distributing illegal drugs, detectives received a tip that the subject was at a residence on Florence Street. Detectives received consent to search the residence and located crystal meth and items of drug paraphernalia. Guarisco was not at his residence at the time of the search and a warrant was issued for his arrest. (For additional details, please see the May 6, 2015 release.)
Lee Boudreaux, 41, 225 North Verrett Street, Amelia, LA was arrested on May 28, 2015 at 12:25 am on the following charges:
- Operation of a clandestine laboratory
- Violation of uniform controlled dangerous substances law (drug free zone)
- Manufacturing methamphetamine
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
While investigating a complaint of illegal drug activity in Amelia, a Patrol Division deputy observed a one pot methamphetamine lab inside a car on North Verrett Street and called in narcotics detectives to continue the investigation. Detectives learned that the vehicle belonged to Boudreaux. Detectives made contact with Boudreaux and observed an open box of pseudoephedrine containing a substance consistent with a by-product of manufacturing methamphetamine. Detectives received consent to search the car and Boudreaux’s residence and located the one pot (one liter) methamphetamine lab and several methamphetamine manufacturing precursors including multiple packages of cold medicine. Detectives also located a white powdery substance which tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine. Boudreaux’s residence and vehicle, where the lab and precursors were found, is located near an elementary school. Detectives transported Boudreaux to the parish jail for booking. No bail is set.
According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert, over the last 24 hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 46 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Roland August, Jr., 18, 420 Sorrel Road, Sorrel, LA was arrested on May 27, 2015 at 11:20 am for illegal possession of stolen things and flight from an officer. On May 22, 2015, the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a theft of a four wheeler that occurred on Gibby Road. On May 26, 2015, a deputy assigned to patrol the area observed August riding the stolen ATV on Desonnier Road and initiated a traffic stop. August fled from the police unit into a wooded area off of the roadway. With the assistance of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the deputy recovered the stolen ATV that was abandoned by August in the woods. August was asked to come in to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in Franklin in reference to the investigation and was subsequently arrested on the charges listed above. A deputy transported August to the parish jail for booking. August was released after posting a $2,000 bond.
Detectives believe this case is connected to another complaint of a stolen ATV received on May 21, 2015. Deputies made an arrest in that case and additional details can be read in the May 26, 2015 release. In both of these cases, the victims listed their ATV’s for sale on Craigslist. The victims subsequently agreed to meet with subject(s) claiming to be a potential buyer in the Jeanerette and Baldwin areas. The subject(s) then failed to return the vehicles after claiming to take the ATV’s on test drives. The investigation is ongoing.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office
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