9 arrested and $1,000,000 in pills seized in St. John Parish drug bust

Crime
crime-handcuffs-pic
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
LAPLACE, La. (WGNO) – The St. John Parish Sheriff’s Department has seized over 110,000 Xanax pills and made 9 arrests in what they are calling a national distributing operation. Two separate locations were raided in the investigation. The first raid, at a home in the 100 block of Fern Court, netted 100,000 of the pills and led to the arrest 2 people. They are identified as 23-year-old Matthew Helms and 26-year-old Megan De St. Germaine. The second raid, at a home in the 500 block of Walnut Street, netted another 10,400 pills and the arrest of 24-year-old Brandon Zar. Detectives say that they were able to secure warrants and arrest 7 more suspects.
  • They are: 20-year-old Austin Hammond of Laplace
  • 20-year-old Courtney Simon of Laplace
  • 23-year-old Joshua Sutton of Laplace
  • 22-year-old Katie Cahill of Laplace
  • 20-year-old Michael Keller of St. James
  • 51-year-old Pamela De St. Germaine of Laplace
All of the suspects face various drug related charges. Deputies also say that Matthew Helms has been arrested 5 times since November 2010 in St. John Parish.

Popular

Latest News

More News