Deputies arrest 5 after searches turn up meth and heroin

DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) - Authorities said a legal search for drugs at a home and a car resulted in five arrests, along with the seizure of meth, heroin, a gun and paraphernalia.

The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office reported the following suspects were arrested:

  • Joseph Rousseau, 31, of Denham Springs
  • Jeremy Hebert, 41, of Denham Springs
  • Eric Byrd Jr., 38, of Denham Springs
  • Samuel Wright, 34, of Denham Springs
  • Nicole Sonnier, 33, of Denham Springs

All of the suspects were booked into the Livingston Parish Detention Center.

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Officials said members of the LPSO Narcotics Division executed a search warrant at a home on Wisteria Street in Denham Springs on Tuesday. They also searched a car that was parked in the driveway.

"Through an investigation, we learned of illegal narcotics being sold and used at the residence," Sheriff Jason Ard said in a written release. "My teams were able to remove methamphetamine (with a street value of $2,100) and heroin (with a street value of $100) from the streets of Livingston Parish."

Rousseau, Hebert and Byrd live at the home. They were all booked on charges of possession of methamphetamine and prohibited acts/drug paraphernalia.

Rousseau, also known as "Jo Jo," is also charged with illegal carrying of weapons. His bond was set at $100,500. Bond for Hebert and Byrd, also known as "Pee Wee," was set at $10,500 each.

Deputies said the car in the driveway belonged to Wright and Sonnier, who share a home in another part of Denham Springs. They added meth and heroin was found in the vehicle.

Wright and Sonnier are both charged with possession of heroin, possession of meth and prohibited acts/drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $20,500 each.

The investigation is ongoing.

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