Two Bayou Vista men were arrested Wednesday after narcotics detectives discovered an active meth lab at a Mercury Street residence, St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert said in a news release.
—Damian Brown, 31, of the 100 block of Mercury Street in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 9:22 p.m. Wednesday for operation of a clandestine laboratory and possession of drug paraphernalia.
—Jolene E. Frye, 30, of the 100 block of Mercury Street in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 9:22 p.m. Wednesday for operation of a clandestine laboratory, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of Legend Drug (Neurontin) and on a warrant for criminal damage to property and criminal trespass
During a joint operation, St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office and Morgan City Police Department narcotics detectives executed a search warrant at a residence in the 100 block of Mercury Street. During the search inside the residence, detectives located chemicals, materials, and drugs consistent with the production of methamphetamine, Hebert said. In addition to these precursors, detectives also located an active meth lab, Hebert said. Frye and Brown were jailed with no bail set.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported responding to 42 complaints and reported the following arrests in east St. Mary Parish:
—Chance M. Landry, 24, of the 100 block of Pond Drive in Bayou L’Ourse, was arrested at 5:49 p.m. Wednesday for distribution of Schedule IV Xanax and possession with intent to distribute Schedule IV Xanax.
—Cory R. Gagliano, 24, of the 100 block of Honey Lane in Morgan City, was arrested at 5:49 p.m. Wednesday for possession of Schedule IV Xanax, possession of Legend Drug (Reglan) and improper lane use.
Narcotics detectives patrolling the Morgan City area observed a suspected drug deal between a person in a vehicle and someone on foot. Detectives followed the vehicle onto U.S. 90 and observed the driver cross onto the shoulder of the roadway.
Detectives conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, identified as Gagliano. Detectives received consent to search and located Xanax and Reglan pills on Gagliano and in his vehicle, Hebert said. Continuing the investigation into the drug transaction, detectives made contact with the person on foot, identified as Landry. Detectives received consent to search his person and located Xanax pills. Both were jailed with no bail set.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported the following arrest:
—Keith Wayne Griffin, of the 200 block of Mercury Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 7 p.m. Wednesday for simple burglary of a business and simple criminal damage to property more than $500.
The charges stem from a burglary of Park Street Grocery in Patterson Sunday night during which some cash was taken from the store, LaSalle said in a news release.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported the following arrests:
—Brenda Stratton, 35, of Second Street in Berwick, was arrested at 7 a.m. Wednesday on a warrant for driving while intoxicated. Stratton was released on $7,500 bail.
—John Driskill, 44, of La. 55 in Montague, was arrested at 8:27 a.m. Wednesday on a St. Landry Parish warrant for failure to appear for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Driskill was transferred to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office.
—Jonathon Conner, 34, of Henry Street in Patterson, was arrested at 10:48 a.m. Wednesday for disturbing the peace. Conner was jailed on $150 bail.
—Randy Hatcher, 35, of Fourth Street in Berwick, was arrested at 11:59 a.m. Wednesday for remaining where forbidden. Hatcher was jailed on $250 bail.
—Kayla Comeaux, 26, of Moffett Court in Morgan City, was arrested at 10:48 a.m. Wednesday for possession of Schedule II methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute of Schedule III Lortab, possession with intent to distribute of Schedule IV Xanax, possession of a Legend Drug without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession with intent to distribute Schedule II Oxycodone. No bail is set.