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Drug arrests made in hotel investigation

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Posted: Dec 6, 2013 12:25 PM
Updated: Dec 6, 2013 12:43 PM
Source: WBRZ

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    •  Eric D. Charles Eric D. Charles
    •  Jovon E. Johnson Jovon E. Johnson
    •  Chrisdian L. Poole Chrisdian L. Poole
    • Eric D. Charles
    • Jovon E. Johnson
    • Chrisdian L. Poole

Topics: drug arrests, Morgan City, Eric Charles, Jovon Johnson, Chrisdian Poole, marijuana, cocaine, St. Mary Parish

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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