LPSO News Blog
7/17/2014 by Brennan Matherne
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of a Thibodaux woman for drug possession and child desertion charges. Deputies arrested Deidre Thomas (42, B/F) of 1212 Tiger Drive after she was spotted walking along the roadside early Wednesday morning.
At around 2:15 a.m. on Wednesday, July 16, deputies of the Proactive Police Unit were traveling along Tiger Drive when they spotted a female walking along the roadside and stopped to check on her. Deputies made contact with the woman and immediately noticed her gripping something tightly in her hand. After questioning her about the object, the woman turned it over to deputies, and they recognized it as a pipe commonly used for smoking crack cocaine. When asked to identify herself, the woman initially gave deputies a false name. Upon checking her information, deputies realized she had given a false identity, and questioned her again. She then properly identified herself as Deidre Thomas, and deputies found her to have two active warrants for Contempt of Court. Deputies also found her to have a small amount of crack cocaine on her person. Thomas was placed under arrest, and she revealed that she had left her two children, ages four and nine, at home alone. Thibodaux Police responded to assist deputies, and they went to Tiger Drive to check on the children who were turned over to the care of a family member.
Thomas was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where she was booked with two counts of Child Desertion, Possession of Crack Cocaine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting an Officer and as per the two warrants for Contempt of Court. She is being held in lieu of $14,550 bond as set by Judge F. Hugh Larose and the warrants.