TPSO News: Apr 1, 2014 - Apr 30, 2014 [Archive]
National Take Back Day!
HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards announces that the Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the 8th Annual National Take-Back Initiative in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Collection activity is planned for April 26, 2014, from 10 – 2 p.m., in the Target parking lot at the Hammond Square Mall.
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications.
It's a great time to clean out your medicine cabinet!
Protect our kids, families and environment by properly disposing of your unwanted and expired medicines. Medicines in the home are a leading cause of accidental poisoning and flushed or trashed medicines can end up polluting our waters. Rates of prescription drug abuse are alarmingly high - over half of teens abusing medicines get them from a family member or friend, including the home medicine cabinet, and often without their knowledge.
Sheriff Edwards urges you to take part in this opportunity to surrender pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction. Expired, unused, or unwanted controlled substances in our homes are a potential source of supply for the increasing abuse of pharmaceutical drugs in the United States and an unacceptable risk to public health and safety.
This program is specifically designed to help the citizens of our community dispose of their unused or out dated prescription drugs in a legal manner. The prescriptions can be dropped off in the original containers and no questions asked. I would encourage the citizens of this community to take advantage of this program and help us in the disposal of these drugs, and help keep them off the streets and out the wrong hands. Additionally, improper disposal of prescription medicines can harm the environment and may be a risk to your family.
PONCHATULA – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of 2 Hammond residents on various narcotics related charges.
Yesterday, detectives arrested 22 year old Quentin Carlson and 38 year old Amy Jones. At approximately 3:00 p.m., while detectives were patrolling the area of N. Thibodaux Rd., they observed 2 vehicles parked in a wooded driveway. As detectives pulled in behind one of the vehicles, a male subject identified as Carlson, quickly exited a brown colored SUV from the passenger side rear door and attempt to make his way to the driver’s seat. When detectives requested for Carlson stop moving, he started to run toward the running SUV, entered the vehicle and placed it in gear. At this time, detectives were able to stop Carlson from fleeing and demanded he exit the vehicle. Upon doing so, a brief struggle ensued as Carlson aggressively resisted arrested.
A search of Carlson’s person subsequent to arrest revealed an approximate 2.5 grams of cocaine, assorted drug paraphernalia and 1,500 of cash currency. Carlson was then charged with distribution of CDSII, battery on a police officer and resisting arrest by force.
Amy Jones, who was inside of the running SUV, was also charged with possession of CDSII, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
PONCHATOULA – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following:
TICKFAW- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of 19 year old Devin Kinchen of Albany, LA, on April 1, 2014.
Kinchen was arrested and taken into custody after allegedly posing as an undercover Madisonville Police Officer.
Kinchen and two other unknown white male subjects were observed parked in a driveway on Ruth Stafford Rd. in Tickfaw. When approached by a near by neighbor, Kinchen allegedly replied that he was an undercover Madisonville Police Officer conducting a narcotics investigation and advised the complaint not to contact the authorities.
A short time later, deputies located Kinchen in his red F250 pick-up truck on Faller Rd. When asked if he was a police officer, Kinchen replied “no”; it was also confirmed through the Madisonville PD that he was not employed with the agency.
Subsequently, Kinchen was charged with posing as a police officer and criminal trespass.
14 Year Old Cold Case
April 10, 2014
TPSO News Release
For Immediate Release from Sheriff Daniel Edwards
14 year old cold case - Unexplained Death
HAMMOND- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards is asking for your assistance in gathering information regarding the unexplained death of 23 year old Joseph David Hayden of Olivia Holton Rd.
On April 12, 2000, the sheriff’s office received information that 23 year old Hayden had been missing from his residence for a little less than 24 hours. His truck, keys, and belongings were all in tact, only thing missing was Hayden.
Regretfully, on April 13, 2000, Hayden’s lifeless body was located in a field nearby his residence on Olivia Holton Rd. An autopsy revealed that Hayden’s death was of unknown causes and reflected a negative toxicology report.
Almost 14 years to date later, Hayden’s family and detectives still have no answers. In an effort to put this case to rest, and provide some closure for his family, Sheriff Edwards is asking anyone with information regarding Hayden’s death to please come forward. Crime Stoppers, (800.554.5245), is always anonymous and awards up to $1,000.00 in cash for information leading to the closure of a case.
Detective Mike Sticker is the lead investigator on this case.
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