ASSUMPTION PARISH, LA (WAFB) - The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office released a series of reports regarding narcotics arrests made in over the Fourth of July weekend. The following information has been compiled from various reports released by the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office:
Thomas Hughes, 28, of Greenleaf Boulevard in Bayou L'Ourse was arrested on June 30 after an officer observed his pickup truck blocking traffic on Vivian Street in Bayou L'Ourse. The officer searched Hughes' vehicle and seized a loaded handgun and a quantity of methamphetamines.
Hughes was booked into the Assumption Parish Jail and charged with obstruction of a roadway, illegal possession of schedule IV controlled dangerous substances, resisting an officer, possession of methamphetamines, and illegal possession of a firearm in the presence of controlled dangerous substances.
Gabriele Daigle, 20, of Belle Rose was arrested on July 5 after a uniformed officer stopped Daigle on LA 70 in Pierre Part. Daigle admitted to having marijuana on her person. After searching Daigle's vehicle, police found suspected MDMA and Adderall.
Daigle was booked and charged with possession of marijuana, MDMA, and Adderall, as well as improper display of license plate.
Ray Madere, 53, of Plattenville was arrested after a patrolling deputy observed Madere operating a four wheeler on LA 1 near Bertrandville. Madere fled into Bayou Lafourche, but was apprehended upon exiting. Deputies observed Madere drop several items before entering the bayou, included methamphetamines.
Madere was booked on charges of possession of methamphetamine, resisting an officer, and operating an off road vehicle on the roadway.
James T. Acosta Jr, 47, of Franklin was arrested on July 2 after a uniformed patrol observed Acosta attempting to pass another vehicle in a no passing zone. Acosta was traveling westbound on LA 70 when he was stopped. Deputies observed what looked like a smoking device fall from Acosta's lap to the ground and called for a K-9 drug detection unit. The K-9 helped deputies locate suspected marijuana, crack cocaine, and an open alcohol container.
Acosta was booked into parish prison and charged with possession of marijuana (third offense), possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia (third offense), failure to appear, passing in a no passing zone, expired MVI tag, and possession of an opened alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle.
At the time of Acosta's release, bond had not been set.
Robert Patterson, 31, of Labadieville was arrested on July 4 after a disturbance at his mother's home. After deputies responded to the initial disturbance they were told Patterson had left. Shortly after the initial call, deputies were called back to the home and found Patterson held down by his brother. As deputies were taking Patterson into custody, a packet of suspected cocaine fell from his pocket. After searching Patterson's person, officers also discovered packets of suspected cocaine, and marijuana.
Patterson was arrested on charges of possession of cocaine, and marijuana, as well as disturbing the peace.