Sheriff: Man and pregnant woman arrested with drugs, child in vehicle

Sheriff: Man and pregnant woman arrested with drugs, child in vehicle

RACELAND, LA (WVUE) - Deputies arrested a couple suspected of having methamphetamine and heroin while their child was in the vehicle.

Garrett Sheets, 32, and Kendra Morris, 28, of Houma were arrested Wednesday after narcotics were found in their possession outside of a Raceland pharmacy, according to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office.

Agents with a drug task force saw Morris walking to the car. They also observed Sheets throw something on the ground. They approached the vehicle to address the littering violation. They saw Sheets with a spoon and syringes in his hand, authorities said.

Officers ordered Sheets not to move, but they say he began attempting to conceal the paraphernalia. Agents removed him from the vehicle and found a small bag containing a white substance.

Sheets told the officers it was heroin, according to the sheriff's department.

Agents also discovered a bag from the pharmacy, inside of which was 18 syringes which Morris had just purchased. They also discovered a child in the vehicle and learned Morris was approximately four months pregnant.

The couple was arrested and taken to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux.

They were both booked with possession of heroin, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, as well as illegal use of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of persons under 17.

Their bond amounts are set at $8,000 each. However, Sheets was also found to have 13 active warrants in Terrebonne Parish. His bond was set again at $511,500 for those charges.

The juvenile was turned over to the custody of relatives.

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