Three booked in theft of medication

Several anonymous tips helped Ascension Parish deputies arrest three people in the Dec. 5 theft of medication from a pharmaceutical trailer at the Walgreens Pharmacy in Geismar.

Ascension Parish Chief Criminal Deputy Tony Bacala said in a news release Friday that Charles “Dirty D” Savoy, 39, 39185 Wesley Powers Road, Prairieville, was arrested on Dec. 14 after sheriff’s deputies who searched his home found more than 1,000 stolen pills.

Savoy was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail on counts of simple burglary of pharmacy, felony theft, simple criminal damage to property and distribution of a Schedule II controlled substance, Bacala said in the news release.

Savoy’s bail was set at $80,292.

Authorities made two more arrests in the case after the raid on Savoy’s residence:

Jonathon “Fatboy” Jouette, 26, 42028 Bayou Narcisse Road, Gonzales, arrested in Alabama on Dec. 15, was awaiting extradition to Ascension Parish to face prosecution in the Dec. 5 theft.

Jody Ann Gautreau, 56, 41312 Cannon Road, Gonzales, was arrested Thursday and booked into the parish jail on counts of possession of marijuana, accessory after the fact to simple burglary of a pharmacy and possession with intent to distribute a Schedule II controlled substance, Bacala said. Gautreau was released on a $15,000 bond, he said.

Bacala said the investigation into the incident was proceeding and there could be more arrests.