St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that over the 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 42 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Tyler Sylvester, 18, 717 Versen Street, Lot #2, Berwick, LA was arrested on September 19, 2017 at 9:09 pm for possession of marijuana. A deputy patrolling US Highway 90 in Berwick observed a vehicle swerving and driving onto the shoulder of the roadway. The deputy conducted a traffic stop in Bayou Vista and spoke with the driver, who was identified as Sylvester. The deputy developed information leading him to suspect that there were illegal drugs inside the vehicle. The deputy contacted the Morgan City Police K-9 Unit to assist. The K-9 indicated the presence of illegal drugs in the car. During a search of the vehicle, the deputy located partially burnt marijuana cigarettes. Sylvester was cited for the traffic violation and was released on a summons on the drug charge to appear in court on December 1, 2017.
Jamie Adams, 27, 2001 Second Street, Morgan City, LA was arrested on September 18, 2017 at 7:59 pm for criminal damage to property. On September 14, 2017, a deputy received a call for service regarding property damage at a business on LA Highway 182 in Amelia. The deputy identified Adams as the suspect who threw a rock at a glass window causing it to break. The deputy located Adams on Second Street. After speaking with him, the deputy transported Adams to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that the Narcotics Section made the following arrests:
Jermaine Williams, Jr., 18, 702 Scottie Street, Lot #1, Franklin, LA was arrested on September 18, 2017 at 9:27 pm for the following offenses:
- Possession of Schedule I (marijuana)
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Obstruction of justice
- Illegal possession of stolen firearms
- Possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance
- Violation of a controlled dangerous substance law (drug free zone)
Narcotics detectives working in Franklin made contact with Williams who was driving a vehicle on Ninth Street. Detectives observed Williams attempting to conceal an item between the seat and console and also smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Detectives searched the vehicle and found a bag of marijuana, cigar wraps, and a handgun. Detectives found that the weapon was reported stolen through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). The drugs and weapon was located within 2,000 feet of a church and school. Williams was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $75,000.