MCPD K-9 Team locates Marijuana at MCHS

Marquil Singelton 12052017

MCHS 12052017

Marquil Singleton, 17 years of age, address: Laurel St. Morgan City, La., arrested on 12/05/2017 @ 9:14 a.m. 

Possession of Marijuana W/I/T/D
                 Violation of Uniform CDS Law (Drug-Free Zone)

The Morgan City Police Department Canine Division in a collaborative effort with the St. Mary Parish School Board and St. Mary Sheriff's Office School Resource Officers conducted a search at Morgan City High School with K-9 Lady. During the search, K-9 Lady alerted to the presence of illegal narcotic in a vehicle. Upon further examination of the vehicle, 22 individual cellophane bags of suspected marijuana was located. Evidence was uncovered that the suspected marijuana was destined to be sold in illicit sales. Marquil Singleton was developed as a suspect in the investigation and evidence was uncovered linking Singleton to the suspected marijuana. Singleton was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Jail where he was booked and incarcerated. 

The Morgan City Police Department initiates a presence within the schools in Morgan City utilizing different tools available to assure the safety of the children.