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Arrest Report - January 5, 2016

According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert the Narcotics Division made the following arrests:


Lucille Gussman, 35, 711 Terrebonne Street, Morgan City, LA was arrested on January 4, 2016 at 8:42 pm for the following offenses:

- Possession of Schedule II (methamphetamine) with intent to distribute

- Possession of a counterfeit controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute

- Obstruction of justice


John Walsh, 35, 315 Railroad Avenue, Morgan City, LA was arrested on January 4, 2016 at 8:42 pm for the following offenses:

- Obstruction of justice

- Possession of drug paraphernalia

- Possession of a counterfeit CDS

- Resisting an officer (giving false information)

- 2 warrants for failure to comply with terms and conditions of drug court 

A detective with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division observed a vehicle driving onto the shoulder of the US Highway 90 bridge in Morgan City and conducted a traffic stop on Everett Street. While advising the driver of the reason for being stopped, the detective observed a rear passenger attempt to conceal something in his hand. The detective told the subject to stop moving around. As the detective continued to speak with the driver, the passenger, later identified as Walsh, began to reach down near the door and seat. Walsh was then asked to step out of the vehicle and was patted down for officer safety. The detective located a small straw consistent with the use of illegal drugs. The detective also observed several small pieces of a suspected illegal drug scattered on the rear passenger seat and floorboard where Walsh had been seated. Walsh was detained pending further investigation. Another rear passenger seated near the suspected illegal substance was also detained. That passenger was identified as Gussman. The detective received consent to search the vehicle and retrieved the suspected drug. During the course of the investigation, the detective learned that the substance found in the vehicle was bath salts and that Walsh and Gussman were selling the substance as meth. The detective also determined that Walsh had initially given a false name and that he was wanted on drug court warrants. As the investigation progressed, methamphetamine was located on Gussman’s person. Both subjects were transported 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 39 complaints and reports the following arrests:


Crystal Bourgeois, 33, 771 Deforest Brown Lane, Apt. #20, Centerville, LA was arrested on January 4, 2016 at 9:10 am for criminal mischief (filing a false complaint). A deputy received information from Bourgeois at the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in Franklin that she knowingly lied to another deputy during an ongoing investigation. The deputy released Bourgeois on a summons to appear in court on March 30, 2016.


Christine Hughes, 32, 2015 Primeaux Street, Abbeville, LA was arrested on January 4, 2016 at 2:11 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of criminal neglect of family. During booking at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center, a jailer located the active warrant for Hughes. Bail on the warrant is set at $9,353.86.





Traci Landry

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office

Public Information Officer




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