3 charged with obstructing train in Morgan City

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported the following arrests:

—Ronald Blanco Jr., 39, of Elaine Street in Bayou L’Ourse, was arrested at 9:05 a.m. Tuesday on a warrant for probation violation. A deputy located Blanco at the sheriff’s office on the warrant. He was taken to the parish jail and held. No bail is set.

—Ian Jernigan, 32, no address given, was arrested at 2:37 p.m. Tuesday for simple obstruction of a highway of commerce (railroad) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

—Timothy Elliot, 25, no address given, was arrested at 2:37 p.m. Tuesday for simple obstruction of a highway of commerce (railroad).

—Savvas Trafton, 19, of Deslonde Street in New Orleans, was arrested at 2:37 p.m. Tuesday for simple obstruction of a highway of commerce (railroad).

A deputy responded to a complaint of stowaways on a train stopped on Alice C Road. Upon arrival the deputy learned from the conductor that three subjects were observed in one of the train cars. The deputy located two males, Elliot and Jernigan, near the train and a female, Trafton, in the woods next to the train. During the investigation, the deputy located a syringe on Jernigan’s person. The trio was taken to the parish jail and held. No bail is set.

—Dantrell Garrett, 23, of Main Street in Patterson, was arrested at 2:19 p.m. Tuesday for possession of marijuana second offense and possession of drug paraphernalia.

St. Mary Parish Narcotics detectives patrolling the Bayou Vista area conducted a narcotics investigation in a parking lot on Pluto Street. Detectives made contact with Garrett and during the investigation received consent to search. Garrett was found to be in possession of marijuana. He was taken to the parish jail and held. No bail is set.

Morgan City Assistant Police Chief Glenn Blanco reported no arrests.

Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported no arrests.

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