Crime Stoppers tip nets 5 arrests

Christopher Washburn
Christopher Washburn

A Crime Stoppers tip about drug sales in the St. Amant area led to the discovery of a meth lab and resulted in five drug arrests this week, the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday.

Those arrested, according to an email news release from the Sheriff’s Office, and the counts they were booked on were as follows:

All were booked into the Ascension Parish Jail, awaiting the posting of bond.

Sheriff’s Office Maj. Kevin Hanna said the narcotics division began investigating Washburn on Tuesday, who had an outstanding arrest warrant for aggravated battery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and improper telecommunications.

Narcotics detectives learned he was living in St. Amant with Hebert.

During a search of Hebert’s house, detectives found Washburn hiding in a closet and located a meth lab with nearly five grams of methamphetamine, Xanax pills, scales, cocaine, synthetic marijuana, and crack pipes, Hanna said.

Detectives also found Sappington in the home.

During the search, a car carrying Poirrier and Roddy pulled into the driveway.

Poirrier had heroin and Sudafed in his possession, and he and Roddy admitted they were bringing Sudafed to Washburn to cook methamphetamine, Hanna said.