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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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Larose Man Arrested Three Days after Bonding out of Jail

Larose Man Arrested Three Days after Bonding out of Jail

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of two people from Larose, including a man who had been released from jail three days prior. Following a traffic stop on Monday, deputies arrested Shannon Miller (32, W/F) of 109 West 5th Street along with Toby Cheramie (25, W/M) of 338 East 1st Street in Larose who was released on bond from the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on Friday. This was the second arrest for both individuals in less than two months.

At around 12:45 A.M. on Monday, August 18, patrol deputies in the Cut Off area initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle after witnessing a traffic violation. Deputies approached the vehicle and identified the driver as Shannon Miller, and Toby Cheramie was sitting in the passenger seat. The deputies noticed both to be acting nervously, and when questioned, Cheramie told deputies they were nervous because he had just been released from jail after getting caught with two pounds of synthetic marijuana. A K-9 deputy who had arrived on scene conducted a perimeter search of the vehicle, and the K-9 alerted to the possible presence of narcotics inside the vehicle. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, deputies discovered approximately 356 grams of suspected synthetic marijuana and several items of paraphernalia commonly associated with the sale of narcotics.

Both Miller and Cheramie were placed under arrest and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where they were booked with Possession with Intent to Distribute Synthetic Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Miller was additionally booked with failure to use a turn signal and was released after posting $6,050 bond as set by Judge Jerome J. Barbera III. Cheramie remains at the jail in lieu of $11,000 bond as set by Judge Barbera.

Deputies last encountered Miller and Cheramie on June 24, 2014, when responding to a complaint of a suspicious person on Olivia Drive in Thibodaux. After learning both had existing warrants for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, they were immediately taken into custody. A search of their vehicle turned up approximately 2.9 pounds of synthetic marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Both were arrested at that time, and Miller was released on $76,000 bond two days later. Cheramie remained in jail for nearly two months before posting $76,000 bond on Friday, August 15, just three days prior to Monday’s arrest.