Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of Scotty Poindexter (age 27) and Ernest Boyd (age 29) on Thursday, January 26. At around 12:40 p.m. on Thursday, deputies of the Problem-Oriented Policing (“POP”) Squad were at the intersection of LA Highway 308 and LA Highway 182 when they observed Scotty Poindexter in the parking lot of a convenience store. The deputies knew Poindexter to have active warrants for his arrest, and they proceeded into the parking lot to make contact with him. Upon deputies’ arrival to the parking lot, Poindexter sat down in the driver’s seat of his vehicle. His passenger, later identified as Ernest Boyd, exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot, but he was quickly apprehended. Boyd had attempted to conceal a plastic bag later found to contain suspected methamphetamine, but deputies recovered the bag, as well as a suspected marijuana cigarette found on Boyd’s person. Boyd was also found to have two active warrants for his arrest. Deputies then placed Poindexter under arrest. He was found to be in possession of a small bag of marijuana, as well as drug paraphernalia. Poindexter and Boyd were transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux. Poindexter was booked on warrants for Distribution of Methamphetamine and Violation of Parole. He was additionally booked with Possession of Marijuana (3rd Offense) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and his bond is set at $12,750. Boyd was booked with Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana (2nd Offense), and Resisting Arrest. He was also booked on outstanding warrants for two counts of Domestic Abuse Battery, and his bond is set at $7,750. Both Poindexter and Boyd are also being held for Louisiana Probation and Parole.
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