Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre reported the arrest of a Thibodaux man wanted for auto theft and other charges following a traffic stop conducted by narcotics agents. Kendall Mathews (B/M, D.O.B. 06/28/83) of 228 Carol Street in Thibodaux was arrested on outstanding warrants as well as additional charges from the stop.
On Wednesday, December 12, members of the Lafourche Parish Drug Task Force, including agents from the Lafourche Parish Sheriffs Office and Thibodaux Police Department, were in the Thibodaux area when they noticed a vehicle parked in the roadway on Hyland Drive. Agents initiated a vehicle stop, made contact with the driver, and identified him as Kendall Mathews. Agents immediately arrested Mathews on outstanding warrants for theft of a motor vehicle, distribution of marijuana and contempt of court. They also noticed a small bag of suspected marijuana in the drivers side door. During a search of the vehicle, agents also discovered a plastic bag with several pieces of suspected crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia. The suspected crack cocaine yielded a positive result for the presence of cocaine when agents conducted a presumptive field test on the substance.
Mathews was wanted by Nicholls State University Police since December 2011 for theft of a motor vehicle. He was arrested on the outstanding warrants and additionally charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where he remains in lieu of $232,250 bond as set by the warrants and by Judge Walter Lanier III.