Deputies make series of drug, other arrests

Deidre Cruse

Iberville Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Baton Rouge man on marijuana and other charges after they reported seeing him cross a double line on Bayou Road Saturday, Chief Criminal Deputy Stephen Engolio said.

When they stopped the suspect, they said they smelled the odor of marijuana and that a search of the car turned up a quarter of a pound of marijuana (valued at between $500 and $600), the chief deputy said.

Reginald E. Henry, 33, of 9206 Great Smoky, was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and the traffic offense, Engolio said.

In a separate case Saturday, deputies arrested two Plaquemine men on drug charges they found the suspects in a parked car blocking Folse Street in Bruceville, Engolio said.

The driver, Donald Ray Williams, 21, of 59655 La. 1148, was arrested on charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, improper parking and obstructing a public passageway; his passenger, Tyrell Henderson, 21, of Patreau Lane, Plaquemine, was charged with possession of seven tablets of MDMA (Ecstasy), the official said.

In a case on Sunday, Jerome Tillman, 23, of Eli Craig Street, Plaquemine, was arrested on charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, no turn signal and introduction of contraband into a penal institution, Engolio said.

The deputies who stopped Tillman on the traffic charge said they smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle, and saw the drug on Tillman’s clothes, the chief deputy said. As he was booked into the Iberville Parish Jail, deputies found other clear baggie containing marijuana in Tillman’s pants pocket, Engolio alleged.

In other action on Saturday, Engolio said, deputies arrested Spencer Collins, 20 of Bell Street, Plaquemine, on charges of second degree battery and resisting arrest.

Witnesses identified Collins as the one who attacked a man found bleeding from his ear in the parking lot of Club Secrets, the deputy said. Collins, who tried to run, was stopped after a brief chase, Engolio said, alleging that deputies had to “wrestle him down” to handcuff him.

The victim was taken to River West Medical Center for treatment.