On Tuesday (April 14, 2020), Jamyren Yakeem Ladner, age 22 and a resident of Twin Pines Road in
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 Ladner 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 and officers conducted a pat down search which resulted in the discovery of cash , heroin and marijuana. Ladner 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.”