Five more arrested who were wanted for distribution of drugs in “Operation Summer Heat”; Nine left from the 42 sought by S.O. since Sept. 20

Posted: September 25th, 2012 | Filed under: News Releases

Four more men and one woman have been arrested who were wanted in St. Bernard Parish for distribution of drugs in “Operation Summer Heat,” leaving nine men left from the 42 people sought by the Sheriff’s Office since a round-up began Sept. 20, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

The undercover investigation, which began last April, concentrated on stamping out an upswing in crack cocaine distribution seen on the streets by authorities.

Thirty-three men and women have been arrested or surrendered after a list of those wanted was made public, Sheriff Pohlmann said. Of the 42 individuals, 27 involved cases of crack cocaine distribution, and 15 were for heroin, marijuana and prescription pills.

The latest arrests include:

Crack distribution:

Jermaine Miller,                           31  2115 Licciardi Lane, Violet
Temeka Jones,                          26  2717 Guerra Drive, Violet
Ryan Major,                               24  2101 River Queen Dr., Violet.
Kordell Moore,                            19  2424 Colonial Blvd.,Violet.

Marijuana distribution:


Samuel Lewis,                            40  3013 Daniel Drive, Violet

The following suspects wanted on warrants alleging distribution of drugs re-main at-large.

Anyone knowing their whereabouts should call the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office at (504) 271-2501 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111 and they could be eligible for a reward.


Justin Barthelemy,                     26 2907 Stacie Dr., Violet.
Reginald Tucker,                       27 312 E. Celestine St., Chalmette.
Tyren Sylve,                             28 2837 Guerra Dr., Violet.
Joseph Smiles,                          43 2021 Walkers Lane, Meraux.
Ronald Hudson,                        41 2424 St. Matthew Cr., Violet.
Quatraine Washington,              33 2213 Delta Queen Dr., Violet.
Albert McDermott,                    56 3112 Delta Queen Dr. Violet.
Corey Robin,                            22 312 E. Celestine St. Apt. C, Chalmette.
Ceaser Smith,                           23 3514 Evangeline Dr., Chalmette.