GONZALES — State parole officers arrested a 20-year-old man Thursday on drug and juvenile delinquency charges after finding him at his home in Ascension Parish with a teen missing from Oklahoma, state officials said Friday.
The teen, whose age and name were not available, had been reported missing April 3 and was listed by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, corrections officials said.
Dillon Hall, 20, of Gonzales, was booked into Ascension Parish Prison on Thursday on counts of marijuana possession, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and illegal use of controlled drug in the presence of a juvenile, state corrections officials said in a news release Friday.
A parole hold was placed on Hall, officials said.
Hall was on good-time parole supervision from a past Ascension Parish conviction of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, Pam Laborde, spokeswoman for the state Department of Public Safety and Corrections, said in an interview Friday.
In addition to the teen, probation and parole officers found drugs and drug paraphernalia at Hall’s home, a violation of his parole conditions, officials said.
Laborde said state probation and parole officers from Donaldsonville and Ascension sheriff’s deputies visited Hall late Thursday at his Gonzales home on information that he may be involved in drugs and with an underage female.
Laborde and sheriff’s deputies were not able to provide information Friday about how the Oklahoma teen came to be in the Ascension man’s company. The national center did not respond to an email for comment Friday.
Additional charges are possible once Ascension Parish sheriff’s deputies complete their investigation, corrections officials said.
Copyright © 2014, Capital City Press LLC • 7290 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70810 • All Rights Reserved