Gonzales woman and son arrested following a teen party investigation

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

On February 21 Ascension Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to 13132 George Rouyea in reference to an anonymous caller advising that a party was in progress where juveniles were drinking alcohol and using illegal drugs, according to Lieutenant Colonel Bobby Webre.

Deputies arrived and found several juveniles standing on the front porch and several more inside the residence. Deputies made contact with the owner of the residence, 33-year-old Allison Michel.

She advised deputies that her juvenile son was to have a few friends over and that she had just arrived home a few minutes prior to the Sheriff’s deputies arrival. Deputies located several juveniles in the residence where the residence was filled with clouds of smoke and an odor of marijuana filled the residence.  Michel gave deputies verbal consent to search her residence for illegal narcotics and alcohol where deputies located several pipes used to smoke marijuana and several cans of alcohol. Deputies also located a small quantity of marijuana and Michel’s 15-year-old son confessed that the marijuana and paraphernalia was his.

Deputies arrested and charged the 15-year-old minor on February 21 for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

During the investigation deputies did not have sufficient probable cause to arrest the teens that were attending the party but did meet with the parents and released the teens into their parent's custody.

Deputies continued their investigation in hopes of finding out who purchased the alcohol for the party because both the teens and Michel denied making the purchase.

As the investigation continued into the following week deputies were successful in locating video surveillance at a local store that showed Michel purchasing the alcohol for the teen party.

On February 27, Allison Michel was arrested and charged with 14 counts of contributing to the delinquency of juveniles.

She is currently incarcerated at the Ascension Parish Jail awaiting bond.