Nearly $60,000 of illegal drugs recovered from 3 separate cases in Livingston Parish

Nearly $60,000 of illegal drugs recovered from 3 separate cases in Livingston Parish
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POSTED: Friday, August 9, 2013 - 10:30am

UPDATED: Friday, August 9, 2013 - 10:41am

This past week the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office has made numerous narcotics related arrests conducted in separate cases.

August 5 — French Settlement P.D. was dispatched to a disturbance at a home on Mitchell Rd. in French Settlement. While investigating the disturbance, the officer discovered what was believed to be a large quantity of marijuana inside the residence. LPSO deputies arrived at the scene shortly afterwards and after further investigation with the assistance of LPSO Narcotics Division discovered approximately forty-four marijuana plants at the residence. Street value of the marijuana seized was approximately $44,000.00.

Taken into custody were:

Keith Whetstine, 51, of French Settlement. Charged with Cultivation of Marijuana and Simple Battery Domestic Abuse. Bond is currently $75,500.00.

Amber Renee Smith, 32, of French Settlement. Charged with Cultivation of Marijuana. Bond is currently $75,000.00.

Both Whetstine and Miller are still currently incarcerated at the LPSO Detention Center.

August 6 — LPSO Narcotics Division along with the assistance of Denham Springs P.D. and St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted a consent to search at a home on Maple St., Denham Springs. During the search, approximately 120 grams of methamphetamine was discovered along with a small amount of marijuana. Street value of the methamphetamine seized is approximately $14,400.00.

Taken into custody were:

Dustin Hood, 32, of Denham Springs. Charged with Possession of Sch. II CDS(Methamphetamine), Possession of Sch. I CDS(Marijuana), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon. Upon being booked into the LPSO Detention Center, Hood was also charged with an outstanding warrant for Theft of Animals. Hood was released on 8/7/13 after posting his bond of $50,030.00.

Derek Acosta, 30, of Baton Rouge. Charged with Possession With Intent to Distribute Sch. II CDS(Methamphetamine) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He is currently still incarcerated at LPSO Detention Center with a $50,000.00 bond.

August 8 — Members of LPSO Armed Robbery and Burglary Division worked in conjunction with LPSO Narcotics Division to conduct a search warrant at a home on Chapel Hill Rd., Denham Springs leading to the discovery of approximately 37 grams of marijuana as well as small amounts of methamphetamine and oxycodone. Along with the narcotics, numerous firearms were seized from the residence which will be under investigation by LPSO Detectives Division.

Taken into custody were:

Joseph Richard Howze, 31, of Denham Springs. Charged with Possession of Sch. I DS(Marijuana), Possession of Sch. II CDS(Oxycodone), Possession of Sch. II CDS(Methamphetamine), Possession of CDS with a Firearm, and Illegal Use CDS in Presence of Persons under 17. Howze is currently still incarcerated at LPSO Detention Center on $71,000.00 bond.

Christen Lynn Bossier, 29, of Denham Springs. Charged with Possession of Sch. I DS(Marijuana), Possession of Sch. II CDS(Oxycodone), Possession of Sch. II CDS(Methamphetamine), Possession of CDS with a Firearm, and Illegal Use CDS in Presence of Persons under 17. While being booked into LPSO Detention Center, Bossier was also booked with an outstanding warrant for speeding. She was released on 8/8/13 after posting her bond of $71,384.00.

 

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