HAMMOND, LA - August 13, 2019 - Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel reports that on August 8, 2019, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, assisted by the Hammond Police Department's Narcotics Unit, arrested four Hammond residents on narcotics and other related charges.
Over the past few weeks, a residence on Happywoods Rd. belonging to 47-year -old Sean Cyprian of Hammond, became the target of an on-going narcotics investigation led by the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office (TPSO) Narcotics Unit. The residence was subsequently identified as being the source of suspected illegal narcotics activity.
Elements of the investigation allowed for agents to obtain and execute a search warrant of the Happywoods Rd. residence. Upon execution, agents came in contact with residents 47-year-old Sean Cyprian and 23-year-old Joshua Cyprian. Hammond native, 21-year-old Kharuma Boyd, who briefly attempted to flee before surrendering to agents, was also present inside the residence. All three subjects were detained pending the authorized search of the residence. As agents were securing the residence in preparation for the search, they located and subsequently detained 27-year-old Hammond resident Wayne Anderson hiding in a cloths dryer near the back of the residence.
A completed search of the residence revealed two handguns, one hidden between the couch cushions and the other (which was later discovered to be stolen) in a bedroom closet, digital scales and packaging materials consistent with street level narcotics sales. Searches of the subjects conducted incident to arrest revealed Sean Cyprian to be in possession of multiple grams of marijuana, Wayne Anderson to be in possession of marijuana, and Kharuma Boyd to be in possession of another individual's EBT card. Joshua Cyprian was taken into custody on active arrests warrants for the distribution of schedule II narcotics.
All subjects were transported to the parish jail for proper booking.
The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Narcotics Unit would like the agents with the Hammond Police Department's Narcotics Unit and investigators with the TPSO for their efforts in executing these arrests.
Arrests and subsequent charges:
1. Sean Cyprian- Charges: Possession with Intent to Distribute schedule 1 CDS, Possession of weapons while in possession of CDS, Possession of a stolen firearm, convicted felon in possession of firearm (2 counts),and possession of drug paraphernalia.
2. Joshua Cyprian - Charges: Outstanding warrants.
3. Wayne Anderson - Charges: Possession of marijuana.
4. Kharuma Boyd - Charges:Unauthorized use of snap program or snap device.