Bogalusa man arrested on drug, weapon charges
Press Release from the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office:
On April 14, a Bogalusa man was arrested on Plum Nearly Road south of the city. When Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Lt. Brent Goings, Detective Damon Mitchell and patrol deputy Kyle Stogner responded to a complaint of a suspicious person, they encountered Jamyren Yakeem Ladner, 22, parked in the roadway. As officers approached Ladner’s truck, they observed a pistol in plain view on the front seat.
Ladner exited his truck, at which point officers conducted a pat down search. During the search, officers discovered cash, heroin and marijuana. Ladner then was arrested and transported to the Washington Parish Jail charged with possession of heroin, possession of illegal drugs with a weapon present, possession of marijuana, obstructing a public road and not having a driver’s license.
Ladner has been in the Washington Parish Jail on one previous occasion. On October 17, 2019, he was booked on a charge of theft and released the same day after posting a $2,500 bond.
“Only Mr. Ladner knows why he was in south Washington Parish with a weapon and illegal drugs in his possession,” stated Sheriff Randy Seal. “What we do know is that more illegal drugs are out of our parish and he will now have an opportunity to explain his motive and actions to a judge. Good job, officers. Thanks for all you do.”