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Drug arrests made in hotel investigation

3 years 1 month 2 weeks ago December 06, 2013 Dec 6, 2013 Friday, December 06 2013 December 06, 2013 11:43 AM in News
Source: WBRZ

MORGAN CITY - Three people were arrested Thursday in Morgan City after deputies witnessed a drug transaction outside of a hotel.

Detectives with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office said 23-year-old Eric Charles of Morgan City sold a bag of marijuana to Jovon Johnson, 30, also of Morgan City. 

According to deputies, Charles' girlfriend, 21-year-old Chrisdian Poole was also taken into custody after detectives made contact with her inside the hotel room.  

A search warrant was issued and over $5,700 in crack cocaine, marijuana, a handgun, and items of drug paraphernalia were recovered at the scene.  Deputies say the crack cocaine had an estimated street value of $4,200.

All three suspects are being held in the St. Mary Parish jail on drug and gun charges.

Poole's bond is set at $11,000.  No bond is set for Charles and Johnson.

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