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Two Arrested On Multiple Drug Charges In Bayou Vista


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St. Mary Parish Sheriff Blaise Smith advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff's Office responded to 27 complaints and reports the following arrests:

Dayshawn Dewayne Short, 37,ย Morgan City, LA, was arrested on August 4, 2022, at 10:39 am on two warrants for failure to appear on the following charges:

  • Possession of cocaine with intent to distribute
  • Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute
  • Possession of schedule I with intent to distribute
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of schedule II drugs
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Transactions involving proceeds from drug offenses
  • Introduction of contraband-penal institute

Magan Renee Gaudet, 30,ย Patterson, LA, was arrested on August 4, 2022, at 10:39 am on the following charges:

  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of methamphetamines

Gaudet also held two warrants for failure to appear on the following charges:

  • Aggravated battery w/dangerous weapon
  • Driving on suspension
  • Failure to yield
  • Contempt of court

A K9 deputy traveled to a residence in Bayou Vista in reference to a complaint. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with Gaudet, who held an active warrant.

Through the investigation, a search warrant was obtained for the residence and was executed. As a result, drugs were located and seized.

Gaudet and Short were transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail has not been set at this time.

All persons arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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