APSO arrest Prairieville man on drug charges

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division received information that a package containing illegal narcotics had been delivered to a home on Kenner Avenue in Prairieville on Wednesday, Feb. 18.  Narcotics agents went to the residence to conduct surveillance and observed that a package consistent with the information received was sitting outside of the home, according to Major Kevin Hanna.

Narcotics Detectives continued their surveillance and observed a vehicle drive up to the home.  Narcotics Detectives then approached the occupant of the vehicle, who identified himself as Jeremy Munnerlyn.  He advised detectives he was the homeowner but had no idea that illegal narcotics had been delivered to his home.

However, Munnerlyn did confess to having a quantity of marijuana in his home.  Detectives obtained a search warrant and discovered that the package on the outside of the home did contain approximately eleven pounds of marijuana and twenty-four vials of hash oil.  Detectives entered the home and found his 12-year-old daughter in the home. Her mother, who does not live with Jeremy, was notified to pick up her daughter. Detectives then located a quantity of marijuana, clonazepam, and drug paraphernalia in the home. 

Jeremy Munnerlyn, 36, of 18207 Kenner Ave., Prairieville, was arrested on Wednesday, February 18 and charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute schedule I CDS, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of schedule IV CDS, and possession of CDS in the presence of persons under 17.

He was arrested and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail and released on Thursday, February 19 on a $100,344.50 bond.

Anyone with information on illegal drug activity is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division at 225-621-8350 or by texting 847411 to our anonymous tip line from any cellular device or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7867).   To be eligible for a cash reward, you must call Crime Stoppers immediately.