April 15, 2021  |  02:50 pm

A Slidell-area couple has been arrested on narcotics charges following a joint investigation between the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services.

On Wednesday (April 14) detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division executed a search warrant at a residence in the 100 block of Marina Lane in Slidell after illegal drug use and the presence of firearms was reported in the home, which is the residence of Christy Moree (DOB 7/19/1989) and Connor Lee Upchurch (DOB 12/14/1988).

During their search of the home, detectives discovered and seized approximately 2.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 36.7 grams of marijuana, 12 grams of suspected heroin, 39 alprazolam tablets, 15 suboxone tablets, 2 vials of Trenbalone Enanthate, 1 vial of BIO-TS400 (400mg Testosterone), 1 AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, 1 semi-automatic handgun and assorted drug paraphernalia associated with the use, packaging and distribution of illegal drugs.

Following their search, detectives placed Moree under arrest and booked her into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charges:          

L.R.S. 40:966C Possession of Schedule I CDS (heroin)
L.R.S. 40:967C Possession of Schedule II CDS (methamphetamine)
L.R.S. 14:95 Z Illegal Carry of Weapons; Crime or CDS     
L.R.S. 40:966C Possession of Marijuana
L.R.S.  40:1023--Prohibited acts; Drug Paraphernalia
L.R.S. 14:91.13--Illegal use of Controlled Dangerous Substances in the Presence of Persons under Seventeen Years of Age 

Moree and Upchurch’s two young children were present at the home during the investigation and were turned over to the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services.

Upchurch, who was found to be a convicted felon prohibited from legally possessing firearms, was not present at the home during the investigation.  Warrants for his arrest were obtained for the following charges:

L.R.S 40:966AC Possession with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana
L.R.S. 40:966AC Possession with the Intent to Distribute Heroin
L.R.S. 40:967C Possession of Schedule II CDS (Methamphetamine)
L.R.S. 40:968C Possession of Schedule III CDS (Suboxone)
L.R.S. 40:968C Possession of Schedule III CDS (Steroids/Trenbolone)
L.R.S. 40:968C Possession of Schedule III CDS (Testosterone)
L.R.S. 40:969AC Possession with the Intent to Distribute Schedule IV CDS (Alprazolam)
L.R.S. 14:95 E Illegal Carry of Weapons; Crime or CDS
L.R.S.14:95.1 Possession of Firearm by Person Convicted of Certain Felonies
L.R.S. 40:1023 Prohibited acts; Drug Paraphernalia
L.R.S. 14:91.13 Illegal use of Controlled Dangerous Substances in the Presence of Persons under Seventeen Years of Age

Deputies located Upchurch Thursday (April 15).  He attempted to flee in his vehicle then orally ingested narcotics as deputies attempted to take him into custody.   He was transported to a local area hospital and upon his release, will be booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the above listed charges in addition to the following charges:

L.R.S. 40:966C Possession of Schedule I CDS (Heroin)

L.R.S. 14:130.1 Obstruction
L.R.S. 14:108.1 Flight from an Officer

**Upchurch’s booking photo is not yet available. A booking photo can be obtained via the inmate roster on our website, www.stpso.com, when available.**