Brian J. Derouen, 28, of Bayou Vista, LA was additionally charged on February 24, 2016 at 3:53 pm at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center on a warrant for entering contraband into a penal facility.
Brad J. Derouen, 25, 1224 South Road, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on February 24, 2016 at 2:42 pm on a warrant for entering contraband into a penal facility.
Rhonda Derouen, 48, 1224 South Road, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on February 24, 2016 at 2:42 pm on a warrant for entering contraband into a penal facility.
Harley N. Rentrop, 22, 1224 South Road, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on February 24, 2016 at 2:42 pm on a warrant for distribution of Schedule III (suboxone) and entering contraband into a penal facility.
Jessica C. Bourgeois, 35, 825 Two Brothers Street, Amelia, LA was arrested on February 24, 2016 at 3:30 pm on a warrant for distribution of synthetic cannabinoids.
A Narcotics Division detective conducting two separate investigations into contraband that was intercepted at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center arrests a mother, her two sons, one of the sons’ girlfriends, and the supplier of some of the contraband.
In early February, the jail security team found suboxone strips hidden on greeting card envelops that were mailed to the jail. The detective gathered several pieces of evidence indicating that Rentrop sent the drugs to the facility with the intent of supplying Brian Derouen with the contraband.
Later in the month, jail security also intercepted two packages that were dropped in an area of the jail that is open to the public. The packages contained synthetic cannabinoids, marijuana, tobacco, and rolling papers. The detective located evidence that R. Derouen, Brad Derouen, and Rentrop conspired with inmate Brian Derouen to drop the packages at the facility. R. Derouen is Brian and Brad Derouen’s mother. Rentrop is Brad Derouen’s girlfriend. The narcotics detective also developed evidence that Bourgeois supplied the synthetic drugs found in the packages.
Rentrop was arrested earlier this week for her involvement in the drop scheme (see 2/23/2016 arrest report). Brian Derouen was already incarcerated at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center and charged on the warrant. Rhonda Derouen and Rentrop were located at the Morgan City Police Department jail where they were bonding out Rentrop who was being housed there on the previous charges. Bourgeois was located at her residence on the warrant. The subjects were transported to the parish jail for booking. No bail is set.
Sheriff Mark Hebert says, “I have zero tolerance for those seeking to introduce contraband into the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center. Inmates and anyone found aiding them in smuggling contraband will face criminal charges. I commend the jail security team and narcotics investigators for intercepting these items and for their work in solving the cases.”
According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert, over the last 24 hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 36 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Tommy McNally, 45, 1309 Middle Road, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on February 24, 2016 at 10:17 pm for violation of protective orders. A deputy developed information that McNally made contact with a subject who had a temporary restraining order in place against him. McNally was located at the St. Mary Parish Courthouse in Franklin and transported to the parish jail for booking. No bail is set.
Jakeysha Broussard, 31, 114 South Myrtle Street, Abbeville, LA was arrested on February 24, 2016 at 11:57 am on a warrant for theft. On September 21, 2015, a detective responded to a complaint of a theft that occurred at a business that cashes checks in Amelia. The detective learned from the complainant that Broussard cashed a $2,742 insurance check that was verified first by the business but then returned with a stop payment notice. During the investigation, the detective discovered that Broussard herself requested the stop payment and that the insurance company issued her a second check which she cashed at a location outside the parish. The detective obtained a warrant for Broussard’s arrest. A deputy responding to an unrelated complaint yesterday on Grace Street in Amelia made contact with Broussard and located the active warrant for her arrest. The deputy transported her to the parish jail for booking. No bail is set.
Kevin Hoang, 41, 3522 Highway 182 Apt. 19, Berwick, LA was arrested on February 24, 2016 at 8:44 pm for driving while intoxicated, stop sign violation, and turn signal required. A deputy dispatched to a complaint of a reckless driver on Highway 90 in Bayou Vista located the suspect vehicle on Southeast Boulevard. The deputy observed the driver run a stop sign and fail to signal a turn. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, Hoang. The deputy smelled the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and person along with several other indicators of impairment. The deputy conducted a field sobriety test on which Hoang performed poorly. Hoang later registered a 0.165g% blood alcohol concentration. The deputy transported Hoang to the parish jail for booking. No bail is set.
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