St. Mary Arrest Report 8-30-2017

Lorenzo Merritt, 29, 108 Hurst Street, Patterson, LA was arrested on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 4:42 pm for improper display of license plate and possession of marijuana. Narcotics detectives patrolling Bayou Vista observed a vehicle traveling on Clarke Road without a license plate. A traffic stop was conducted and contact was made with the driver, Merritt. Detectives received consent to search Merritt’s person and the vehicle, and located marijuana cigarettes in the center console. Merritt was released on a summons to appear in court on October 23, 2017.

Sydnie Wainwright, 21, 302 Third Street, Morgan City, LA was arrested on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 4:51 pm for the following offenses:

  • Possession of methamphetamine
  • Violation of uniform control dangerous subject law; drug-free zone (church)
  • Resisting an officer
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Morgan City Police Department warrant for drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, stop sign violation, and resisting arrest
  • Warrant for failure to appear for the charge of possession of marijuana

While investigating a report of illegal activity on Tournament Boulevard in Berwick, narcotics detectives observed who they knew to be Wainwright run from within a crowd. After a short foot chase, detectives apprehended Wainwright. While speaking with her, Wainwright told detectives she ran because she held active warrants. Wainwright also told detectives that while running, she consumed narcotics and discarded a bag of methamphetamine on the ground. The incident occurred in an area less than 2,000 feet away from a church. Wainwright was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set