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Child Custody Matter / Drug Law Violations - Tuesday, May 28, 2019

DATE:             TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2019
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM:            SHERIFF LELAND FALCON        


                        TONYA JEAN CONNER



PIERRE PART – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Tonya Jean Conner, 37, of 137 Derrick Street, Pierre Part, LA, on charges following a welfare concern complaint in Pierre Part.


Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call early Monday related to a welfare concern related to Conner and her child. Upon arrival, Conner had departed the area with the child.  Deputies searched the area and located Conner at a local business. 


Conner appeared disoriented and confused as she was interviewed.  Based on the outcome of the interview and personal observations, deputies requested the services of the K-9 unit.


The K-9 conducted an open-air sniff of Conner’s vehicle and alerted to multiple areas of the vehicle.  Deputies searched the vehicle and seized quantities of suboxone, alprazolam (Xanax), meth-amphetamine and assorted drug paraphernalia.


Tonya Jean Conner was placed under arrest and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on charges of:


            *Possession of Suboxone

            *Possession of Xanax (Alprazolam) with Intent to Distribute

            *Possession of Meth-Amphetamine with Intent to Distribute

            *Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

            *Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substances in the Presence of Persons Under the

              Age of 17.


Conner remains incarcerated pending a bond hearing.



For additional information this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Public Information Officer, Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.


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