Berwick Police Chief David Leonard reports the following arrests:
Amanda Soudelier W/F 44 Clarke Rd. Morgan City was arrested on March 22, 2022 at 6:15 PM for
- POSSESSION OF SCHEDULE I MARIJUANA UNDER 14 GRAMS
- POSSESSION OF SCHEDULE II AMPHETAMINE
- POSSESSION OF SCHEDULE IV XANAX
- POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA
- DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED FIRST OFFENSE
- CARELESS OPERATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE WITH A CRASH
- SIMPLE ESCAPE
On March 22, 2022 at approximately 4:44 PM the Berwick Police Department responded to a two-vehicle crash on LA Hwy. 182. Upon arrival officers made contact with Soudelier who showed signs of impairment. During the course of the investigation, it was learned that Soudelier had Marijuana, Amphetamine, and Xanax Pills inside the vehicle along with items of drug paraphernalia. Soudelier performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest and transported to the Berwick Police Department. Upon arrival at the Berwick Police Department, Soudelier provided a breath sample of 0.000G% BAC. A search warrant was obtained for her blood where samples were taken and sent to the crime lab for toxicology screening. During the booking process, Soudelier managed to get out of the handcuffs and attempted to leave from the police department. Soudelier was booked on the charges of Possession of Schedule I CDS Marijuana (Under 14 Grams), Possession of Schedule II CDS Amphetamine, Possession of Schedule IV CDS Xanax, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving While Intoxicated First Offense, Careless Operation of a Motor Vehicle with a Crash, and Simple Escape. Soudelier currently awaits a bond hearing.
Jewroyal Williams B/M 50 Kirkglen Loop Houma was arrested on March 22, 2022 at 7:05 PM for
- GENERAL SPEED LAW
- DRIVING UNDER SUSPENSION
- NO INSURANCE
Desmond Holden B/M 30 Overton Dr. Houma was arrested on March 22, 2022 at 7:14 PM for
- POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY A CONVICTED FELON
- POSSESSION OF A FIREARM IN THE PRESENCE OF A CDS
- POSSESSION OF SCHEDULE I MDMA
- POSSESSION OF SCHEDULE II LORTAB
- TRANSACTIONS INVOLVING DRUG PROCEEDS
On March 22, 2022 at approximately 7:05 PM an officer in the area of Sixth Street, observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle and officers made contact with the driver who was identified as Williams, and the passenger who was identified as Holden. During the course of the stop, it was learned that Williams’ driver’s license was suspended and his vehicle did not have insurance. While speaking with Williams, an odor of Marijuana was detected coming from the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, Holden fled on foot and was apprehended a short time later. Holden was found to be in possession of MDMA, Lortabs, and us currency that through investigation was learned was derived from the sales of illegal narcotics. Holden had active warrants through Probation and Parole. Officers continued to search the vehicle and located a loaded handgun under the passenger seat where Holden was seated and it was learned that he was a convicted felon prohibiting him from possessing a firearm. Williams was placed under arrest for General Speed Law, Driving Under Suspension, and No Insurance and was released on a summons to appear in court in May. Holden was transported to the Berwick Police Department where he admitted that the firearm and narcotics belonged to him. Holden was then booked on the charges of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of Schedule I CDS MDMA, Possession of Schedule II CDS Lortab, and Transactions Involving Drug Proceeds. Holden currently awaits a bond hearing and has a hold through Probation and Parole.
Brandon Grant B/M 39 Young St. Berwick was arrested on March 22, 2022 at 9:07 PM for
- DISTURBING THE PEACE INTOXICATED 13TH OFFENSE
On March 22, 2022 at approximately 8:55 PM the Berwick Police Department responded to a possible disturbance at a local business. Upon arrival it was learned that Grant was involved in a verbal altercation with another member at the business and was causing a disturbance. Officers made contact with Grant and immediately detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath and person. Grant was placed under arrest and transported to the Berwick Police Department where he was booked on the charge of Disturbing the Peace Intoxicated 13th Offense. Grant remains incarcerated with a $321.00 cash bond.