On Sunday March 14th , Officer Marshal Price responded to a domestic disturbance at Lakeside Circle. Upon arrival, Officer Price contacted the complainant who stated that her ex-boyfriend was refusing to leave her residence until he got his norcotics, according to Chief of Police Bry Layrisson. Officer Price found the ex-boyfriend inside the residence sitting on the couch. Officer Price identified the subject as Eddie Jackson of RJ Drive in Hammond. Officer Price escorted Mr. Jackson outside to continue the investigation. A pat down search for officer safety was conducted where Officer Price detected a large bulge in the right front pocket. Officer Price removed the object to find $800.00 in US Currency. Also a large bulge was detected in the rear pocket containing a large amount of US Currency. All total $1810.00 was discovered, Layrisson reported. Officer Price had Mr. Jackson remove his shoes, as a flight precaution, and discovered a large bag of green leafy material suspected to be Marijuana. At that point Mr. Jackson was placed under arrest. A K-9 unit was called to the scene and alerted on Mr. Jackson’s vehicle. Inside Officer Price found Marijuana Paraphernalia and a pill bottle containing 9 Soma pills. Mr. Jackson was transported to the Ponchatoula Police Dept. where he was booked with Possession of Schedule 1 Norcotics with the Intent to Distribute and Possession of Schedule 5 Norcotics as well as Remaining on Premises after forbidden.

Public Information Officer, Tim Ridgel, reports for Chief Bry Layrisson that the Police Department is currently investigating a complaint filed by a female citizen regarding a traffic stop. The complainant came to the police Department on March 24th at approximately 1:30 am to report that she had been stopped on Esterbrook Road by a white male in an unmarked police car with lights on the top of the car. The complainant stated that the subject informed her that he had to search her person. The complainant stated that the subject touched her in an inappropriate manner and she pushed away from him, Layrisson reported. The complainant stated at that point the subject advised her she was free to go. The complainant described to Investigators the subject as being a white male 5’8” to 5’ 10” with spiked hair wearing a dark colored jacket. The vehicle was described as a White Ford with no markings on the vehicle. Investigators are continuing their efforts to locate this individual, Layrisson stated. If anyone has any information pertaining to this subject you are asked to call Sergeant Detective Jeff Miller at (985) 370-0651, of  the Ponchatoula Police Depratment

Public information Officer, Tim Ridgel reports for Chief Bry Layrisson that the Ponchatoula Police Department was working a security detail at the Le Fleur De Lis when a verbal confrontation erupted between several parties. Sgt. Melvin McGary attempted to disperse the crowd. One subject, Jamal Ross continued to use loud and obscene language, Layrisson reported. Ross then got into a vehicle that turned onto W. Hickory St. The vehicle stopped and Ross again exited the vehicle using loud and obscene language. After several warnings to leave the area, which Ross refused, Sgt. McGary placed Ross under arrest and transported him to the police dept. where he was booked with disturbing the peace and resisting arrest.

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