May 2019


STPSO Participating in Click It or Ticket Campaign

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is participating in the National Click It or Ticket campaign during the month of May.  As part of this national campaign, the STPSO will increase deputy patrols in neighborhoods and on our highways to conduct extra seat belt enforcement and checkpoints throughout the month.  The extra manpower is being provided for this initiative by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, which also helps fund extra…

STPSO to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint this Weekend

Deputies from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this weekend at an undisclosed location in St. Tammany Parish.    The manpower for this initiative is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.  “We hope these checkpoints serve as a deterrent to drinking and driving,” Sheriff Randy Smith said. “We ask our citizens to please make responsible decisions. If you choose to consume alcohol,…

STPSO Investigating Apparent Homicide

UPDATE:  The subsequent investigation into the shooting incident has resulted in arrest warrants being issued through the Twenty Second Judicial Court for Jules Johnson (5/20/1989) of Slidell.  Johnson is wanted on active warrants for LRS 14:30.1 (Second Degree Murder) and 14:95.1 (Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon).     Johnson should be considered armed and dangerous.  Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jules Johnson is asked to call…

Drug Trafficking Conspirators Arrested

Detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force and troopers from Louisiana State Police Region I Narcotics concluded a lengthy investigation Wednesday (May 22) with numerous search warrants and arrests being made related to a drug trafficking organization based out of Slidell.  Detectives and troopers identified the leaders of the organization as Jason Hotard and Kasey Johnson, along with their girlfriends Dawn Herbert and Turquoise Gillum.  The…

Pearl River Man Arrested for Narcotics Possession, Stolen Gun

A Pearl River man has been arrested after tips from the community led members of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force to his residence where narcotics and a stolen firearm were located Wednesday (May 29).  Members of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant at the home of Gary Slaydon (DOB 9/28/1966) in the Pearl River area.  The search revealed numerous…

Body Located on Train Tracks Near Slidell

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating what appears to be a fatal crash involving a train and a pedestrian in the Slidell area. At approximately 4 p.m. Thursday (May 30), representatives with the Norfolk Southern Railroad contacted law enforcement after a body was located on the tracks in the area between Bayou Liberty Road and Carr Drive.  The remains have been turned over to the St. Tammany…

Heroin Located During Traffic Stop; South Carolina Couple Arrested

A traffic stop in St. Tammany Parish Friday morning (May 31) uncovers nearly nine ounces of heroin and a firearm and results in the arrest of a South Carolina couple. St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop at approximately 10:30 a.m. Friday on a black Volvo headed eastbound on Interstate 10 near the Interstate 12 interchange in Slidell. The vehicle was occupied by the driver, Antonio Fuller (DOB…

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