Police Reports

Berwick Arrest Report 2-3-2020

Berwick Police Chief David Leonard reports the following arrests:
Lawrence Garrett B/M 23 Fourth St. Morgan City was arrested on January 31,2020 at 6:28 PM for

  • POSSESSION WITH THE INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE SCHEDULE I CDS SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA
  • POSSESSION OF SCHEDULE IV CDS XANAX
  • TRANSACTIONS INVOLVING DRUG PROCEEDS
  • VIOLATION OF A CDS LAW DRUG FREE ZONE
  • ILLEGAL USE OF A CDS IN THE PRESENCE OF PERSONS UNDER 17
  • POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

On January 31,2020 at approximately 6:12 PM Officers of the Berwick Police Department along with the assistance of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division responded to a residence in reference to a narcotics related complaint. While at the residence officers made contact with Garrett who was found to be in possession of Synthetic Marijuana items of drug paraphernalia and a amount US Currency. During the course of the investigation it was learned that Garrett intended to sale the Synthetic Marijuana and that the cash he had was derived from transactions involving illegal narcotics. The residence was within 2,000 ft. of a local school and there was a small child present at the time. Garrett was placed under arrest and transported to the Berwick Police Department where suspected Xanax was located on his person. Garrett was booked on the charges of Possession with the Intent to Distribute Schedule I CDS Synthetic Marijuana, Possession of Schedule IV CDS Xanax, Transactions Involving Drug Proceeds, Violation of CDS Law Drug Free Zone, Illegal Use of CDS in the presence of Persons Under 17, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Peggy Fabre W/F 53 Francis St. Berwick was arrested on January 31,2020 at 11:50 PM for

  • DISTRIBUTION OF SCHEDULE II CDS METHAMPHETAMINE
  • POSSESSION WITH THE INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE SCHEDULE II CDS METHAMPHETAMINE
  • VIOLATION OF CDS LAW DRUG FREE ZONE
  • POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

On January 31,2020 at approximately 11:32PM officers responded to a local business for an unknown medical emergency. Upon arrival officers met with Fabre. While speaking with Fabre, she was found to be in possession of Methamphetamine and items of drug paraphernalia. Through the course of the investigation it was learned that Fabre had given another subject methamphetamine and the remaining was destined to be sold. The area where this incident occurred is with 2,000 ft. of two churches. Fabre was placed under arrest and transported to the Berwick Police Department where she was booked on the charges of Distribution of Schedule II CDS Methamphetamine, Possession with the Intent to Distribute Schedule II CDS Methamphetamine, Violation of CDS Law Drug Free Zone, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Jukobie Matthews B/M 19 Friendship Alley, Amelia was arrested on February 2,2020 at 12:25 AM for

  • POSSESSION WITH THE INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE SCHEDULE I CDS MARIJUANA
  • POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

On February 2,2020 at approximately 11:55 PM a traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle for speeding. During the course of the stop, Matthews was identified as a passenger inside the vehicle. During this time, Matthews was found to be in possession of Marijuana and items of drug paraphernalia. Through the course of the investigation it was learned that the Marijuana was destined to be sold. Matthews was placed under arrest and transported to the Berwick Police Department where he was booked on the charges of Possession with the Intent to Distribute Schedule I CDS Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Gary Cheramie W/M 36 Front St. Morgan City was arrested on February 3,2020 at 02:35 AM for
 

  • DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED FIRST OFFENSE REFUSAL
  • IMPROPER LANE USAGE

On February 3,2020 at approximately 02:18AM a traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle for crossing the center line several times. During the course of the stop officers made contact with Cheramie who showed signs of impairment. Cheramie was asked to perform a series of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests which he agreed to do so and performed poorly on. Cheramie was placed under arrest and transported to the Berwick Police Department where he refused to provide a breath sample. A warrant was obtained and blood samples were collected at a local hospital. Cheramie was transported back to the Berwick Police Department where he was booked on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated First Offense Refusal and Improper Lane Usage.
Alex Edwards B/M 27 Willow St. Franklin was arrested on February 3,2020 at 04:55 AM for

  • DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED FIRST OFFENSE
  • IMPROPER LANE USAGE

On February 3,2020 at approximately 04:01 AM an officer traveling over the Hwy. 182 bridge, observed a vehicle cross over the center line several times, A traffic stop was conducted and officers made contact with Edwards. While speaking with Edwards he showed signs of being impaired. Edwards performed poorly on Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and was placed under arrest. Edwards was transported to the Berwick Police Department where he submitted a breath sample of .000G% BAC. It was learned that possible drug use may have been a factor in the impairment and blood samples were collected pending. Edwards was booked on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated First Offense and Improper Lane Usage.

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