MCPD Arrest Report 09/22/2021

Chief James F. Blair reports that the Morgan City Police Department responded to 42 calls for service within the last 24-hour reporting period. The following person(s) were arrested beginning September 21, 2021.

Jerry Charles 09 21 2021
Jerry Charles Narcotics

Jerry Charles Jr., 55 years of age, Address: Mike Dr. Patterson,  LA, arrested on 09/21/2021 @ 4:56 p.m. 

Charges: Possession of Marijuana W/I/T/D over 28 grams
                 Possession of SCH IV CDS W/I/T/D (Alprazolam)
                 Transactions involving Proceeds from Drug Activity
                 Battery on a Police Officer
                 Resisting an Officer
                 Failure to use Turn Signal

Investigators with the Morgan City Police Department Narcotics Division initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for failing to signal in the area of Federal Avenue. Jerry Charles Jr. was identified as the operator of the vehicle. Investigators detected an odor of Marijuana emitting from the vehicle. While attempting to conduct a search Charles became irate and began to resist officers, striking an officer during the confrontation. After a brief struggle Charles was handcuffed and detained. Charles was found to be in possession of suspected Marijuana and Alprazolam. It is believed that the illegal narcotics were destined to be sold. Charles was also found to be in possession of a large amount of US Currency that is believed to be derived from illicit drug sales. Charles was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Jail where he was booked and incarcerated.