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MCPD Arrest Report 11/29/2017

Chief James F. Blair reports that over the last 24-hour reporting period the Morgan City Police Department responded to 30 calls for service. The following persons were arrested as a result beginning on 11/28/2017:

Ty’Asia V. Johnson, 17 years of age, address: Wren St. Morgan City, La., arrested on 11/28/2017 @ 8:06 a.m.

Charges: Possession of Marijuana
                 Violation of Uniform CDS Law (Drug-Free Zone)

Patrol officers responded to the Morgan City High School in regards to a female being in possession of marijuana. Officers arrived and the suspected marijuana was turned over. Ty’Asia V. Johnson was identified as the subject involved. According to reports, Johnson was found to be in possession of the suspected marijuana by administrators. Johnson was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Jail where she was booked and incarcerated.

Nicholas Pederson 11282017

Nicholas E. Pederson, 17 years of age, address: Dale St. Morgan City, La., arrested on 11/28/2017 @ 1:09 p.m.

Charges: Theft of a Firearm
                 Possession of Marijuana
                 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Kody Pederson 11282017

Kody Pederson, 21 years of age, address: Dale St. Morgan City, La., arrested on 11/28/2017 @ 1:09 p.m.

Charges: Possession of Marijuana W/I/T/D
                 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Investigators with the Morgan City Police Department Detectives Division conducted an investigation that began on November 27, 2017, in regards to a theft of firearms from the area of Dale Street. During the investigation, Nicholas E. Pederson was identified as a suspect. Evidence was uncovered during the investigation linking Pederson to the crime. The investigation continued and a search warrant was obtained for Pederson’s residence. Investigators located suspected marijuana belonging not only to Nicholas Pederson but also Kody Pederson. Additionally, investigators located items of drug paraphernalia linked to the duo. The suspected marijuana located belonging to Kody Pederson is believed to be destined to be sold. Nicholas E. Pederson and Kody Pederson were arrested and transported to the Morgan City Jail where they were booked and incarcerated.

Russell Blanchard Jr., 30 years of age, address: Allison St. Morgan City, La., arrested on 11/28/2017 @ 11:44 a.m.

Charges: Warrant: F.T.A. to Pay Probation Fee on 06/06/2017

Russell Blanchard Jr. was located and arrested at the Berwick Police Department on an active arrest warrant held by the 6th Ward Morgan City Court. Blanchard was transported to the Morgan City Jail where he was booked and incarcerated.

Quijakius Johnson, 35 years of age, address: Apple St. Morgan City, La., arrested on 11/28/2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

Charges: Possession of SCH I CDS (Synthetic Marijuana)
                 Obstruction of Justice
                 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
                 Improper Turning

Patrol officers observed a vehicle negotiate an improper turn in the area of Robin St. A stop was initiated and Quijakius Johnson was identified as the operator of the vehicle. According to reports, Johnson was found to be in possession of suspected synthetic marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Johnson allegedly attempted to destroy some of the narcotics by ingesting it. Johnson was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Jail where he was booked and incarcerated.