Morgan City police arrest 2 on drug, weapon charges
The Morgan City Police Department made two arrests in a major drug and gun sting, according to Chief Marc Folse:
—Anthony Jackson, 38, of Hwy. 405, Donaldsonville, was arrested at 8:27 p.m. Wednesday and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, illegal carrying of a weapon, possession of schedule II controlled-dangerous substance (suspected PCP). He was arrested, booked and jailed with bail set at $37,000.
—Leroy Manor, 28, of Evangeline Street, Donaldsonville, was arrested at 8:27 p.m. Wednesday and charged with possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of schedule II controlled-dangerous substance (suspected PCD) and illegal carrying of a weapon. He was arrested, booked and incarcerated with no bond yet set.
According to Folse, officers dispatched to Solar Apartments for a disturbance were told one of the persons may have had a gun. Upon arrival, they located the subjects in a vehicle and they were ordered out, but Jackson refused, he said. Jackson was subsequently taken out of the vehicle, and officers noticed a black semi-automatic .45-caliber handgun on the driver’s seat where he had been seated, he said. The owner of the vehicle gave consent to officers to search the vehicle.
A small amount of marijuana was found in the console and a brown bottle of liquid suspected to be PCP was found between the driver’s seat and center console, Folse said.
—Kristina Hamilton, 23, of Third Street, Morgan City was arrested at 10 p.m. Thursday for disturbing the peace and battery on a police officer. She remained jailed this morning on preset bail.
—Debra Eugene, 52, of Apple Street, Morgan City at 7:48 a.m. Thursday for disturbing the peace and criminal trespass warrants. She remained jailed this morning on preset bail.
—Jereith Callery, 25, of Third Street, Morgan City at 8:35 a.m. Thursday for simple assault and a warrant for engaging in a fistic encounter. He remained jailed this morning on preset bail.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff
The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests overnight, according to Sheriff Mark Hebert:
—Amanda Patrice Free, 32, of River Road, Berwick, was arrested at 9:23 a.m. Thursday at the sheriff’s office in Morgan City for eight counts of unauthorized use of an access card, a warrant for the 16th Judicial District Court on four counts of issuing worthless checks and a warrant from the judicial district court for five counts issuing worthless checks. She is alleged to have made eight fraudulent debit card transactions at a casino in Amelia, stated the report.
—Ricky Favors, 37, of Ernie’s Lane, Ricohoc, was arrested at home at 2:37 p.m. Thursday on a warrant for possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute. He was booked and detained in to the parish jail. No bail has yet been set.
—Karen H. Gier, 43, of Southeast Boulevard, Bayou Vista, was arrested at her home at 7:15 p.m. Thursday on a warrant for issuing worthless checks. She was released on a summons to appear in court.