Three arrested on drug charges
By ZACHARY FITZGERALD
A 61-year-old Morgan City woman and 19-year-old Patterson man were arrested Thursday along with a 16-year-old male on drug charges relating to the drug Vyvanse, St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert said in a news release.
—Sharon Gautreaux, 61, of the 1300 block of Front Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 5:04 p.m. Thursday for two counts of distribution of schedule II (Vyvanse), possession of schedule II (Vyvanse) with intent to distribute, and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.
—Raymond Lee Gautreaux, 19, of the 100 block of Bridge Road in Patterson, was arrested at 5:04 p.m. Thursday for possession of schedule II (Vyvanse) and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a minor.
—A juvenile male, 16, of Morgan City, was arrested at 5:04 p.m. Thursday for possession of schedule II (Vyvanse) with intent to distribute.
Narcotics division detectives patrolling the Morgan City area observed the driver of a vehicle fail to signal a turn onto Mayon Street and conducted a traffic stop. As the vehicle came to a stop, one of the passengers, later identified as a juvenile, got out of the vehicle and attempted to walk away, Hebert said.
Detectives made contact with him and the driver who was identified as Sharon Gautreaux. During the investigation, detectives learned that the juvenile had in his possession Sharon Gautreaux’s prescription bottle for Vyvanse which contained Vyvanse pills. Raymond Gautreaux was also found to be in possession of Vyvanse.
During the investigation, detectives learned that Sharon Gautreaux gave her prescription pills to both the juvenile and to Raymond Gautreaux, Hebert said. The juvenile was released to his mother pending juvenile court proceedings. Sharon Gautreaux and Raymond Gautreaux were taken to the parish jail and held. No bail is set. The vehicle was seized pending forfeiture.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported that deputies responded to 43 complaints and reported the following arrests:
—Chase A. Rebardi, 21, of the 3000 block of First Street in Berwick, was arrested at 2:34 a.m. today on a warrant for second degree battery. Rebardi turned himself in at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center in Centerville after learning of the warrant for his arrest. The warrant stems from an investigation into an altercation at a bar in Bayou Vista. During an argument, Rebardi struck a male victim in the head with his fist causing the victim to lose consciousness. Rebardi was taken to the parish jail. No bail is set.
—Amy Gentry, 33, of the 1200 block of Spruce Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 12:33 p.m. Thursday for theft of goods. A deputy responded to a complaint of a shoplifter at a store in Bayou Vista. Upon arrival, the deputy learned from store personnel that Gentry was seen taking a diaper bag from the store. Gentry then took other items from the shelves, removed the price tags, and concealed them inside the diaper bag. Gentry left the store without paying for the goods. She was released on a summons to appear in court on Dec. 11.
—Naomi Courville, 36, of the 400 block of Bush Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 1:37 p.m. Thursday on warrants for four counts of issuing worthless checks. A deputy located Courville at her residence on the warrant. She was released on a summons to appear in court on Dec. 11.
Morgan City Police Chief Travis Crouch reported the following arrest:
—Joseph M. Dignin, 31, of Louisa Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 4 p.m. Thursday on a warrant for a probation violation.
Dignin was arrested while appearing in the City Court on an outstanding warrant for a probation violation. He was taken to the Morgan City Police Department’s Jail facility and held.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported the following arrest:
—Heath James Colletti, 47, of the 300 block of Charlotte Drive in Patterson, was arrested at 9:53 a.m. Thursday for simple battery involving domestic violence. Colletti is being held with no bail set at this time.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported no arrests.