According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert the Narcotics Division made the following arrests:
Gregory Oubre, 17, 142 Shady Grove, Patterson, LA was arrested on August 22, 2014 at 11:26 am for possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a juvenile, and violation of a controlled dangerous substance law (drug free zone).
Juvenile male, 15, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on August 22, 2014 at 11:26 am for possession of tobacco under the age of 18.
A school resource officer investigating a complaint at Patterson High School of a student smoking marijuana at the school called in a detective with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division to assist after locating several marijuana cigarettes in a vehicle. A tobacco cigarette was also located in the vehicle. During the course of the investigation, the detective learned that the marijuana belonged to Oubre, the driver of the vehicle, and that the cigarette belonged to the juvenile. Oubre was transported to the parish jail for booking and was later released on a $6,500 bond. The juvenile was released to a guardian pending juvenile court proceedings.
Christian Marcel, 35, 202 Kathleen Street, Patterson, LA was arrested on August 22, 2014 at 3:04 pm on the following offenses:
- Warrant for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia
- Possession of methamphetamine
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Obstruction of justice
Detectives with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division were travelling on US Highway 90 in Amelia when they observed Marcel in the passenger seat of a vehicle. Detectives new Marcel had an active warrant for his arrest and stopped the vehicle. While the vehicle was pulling to the side of the road, Marcel was seen emptying a bottle containing suspected illegal drugs out of the vehicle’s window. Detectives made contact with Marcel and placed him under arrest on the warrant. Detectives located the bottle which contained a small amount of methamphetamine. Marcel was also found to be in possession of several items of drug paraphernalia. Marcel was transported to the parish jail. No bail is set. The warrant charges stem from a traffic stop that took place on US Highway 90 on Thursday in the Amelia area for improper lane usage. Detectives made contact with the driver, identified as Marcel. During the course of the traffic stop investigation, detectives gathered information indicating the possible presence of illegal drugs inside the vehicle. After speaking with Marcel regarding the traffic offense, he was released from the traffic stop and left the location. The vehicle was held pending further investigation. Detectives obtained a search warrant for the vehicle and located a bag of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of approximately $3,000 and several items of drug paraphernalia including plastic baggies and a digital scale. The vehicle was seized pending forfeiture and a warrant was issued for Marcel’s arrest.
Alaysha Stevens, 17, 100 Hendrick Street, Patterson, LA was arrested on August 22, 2014 at 9:05 pm for possession of Schedule I (synthetic cannabinoid) and contributing to the delinquency of juveniles. Narcotics detectives received information from Patterson police officers that two juvenile males, ages 9 and 12, sought medical attention at Teche Regional Medical Center after smoking synthetic marijuana. Patterson police learned that Stevens gave the juveniles the illegal drug. Continuing the Patterson PD investigation, SMPSO deputies and narcotics
detectives located Stevens at her residence. While speaking with Stevens, she admitted to detectives that she gave the juveniles the drug to smoke. Detectives located synthetic marijuana on Stevens and in her residence. Stevens was transported to the parish jail for booking. She was released on a $3,000 bond.