Two Arrested in Louisiana On Multiple Charges After Impeding Traffic While Having an Argument in the Middle of the Roadway

By Calcasieu Staff
Published August 24, 2023

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St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana – Two people were arrested in Louisiana on multiple charges after impeding traffic while having an argument in the middle of the roadway.

Sheriff James Pohlmann stated that the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office has apprehended a pair on numerous charges. This action came after the couple was discovered obstructing the traffic flow during an argument.

37-year-old Terrell Perkins, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana was arrested and charged with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession of Tramadol, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, resisting an officer and obstruction of justice.

Jaranique Goins, a 31-year-old resident of Violet, Louisiana was arrested on charges of impeding the flow of traffic, along with an outstanding traffic bench warrant and an open item warrant for the distribution of heroin and distribution of fentanyl.

Sheriff Pohlmann stated that on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, just before half past ten in the morning, agents from the Narcotics Unit of the Special Investigations Division, while moving in the westward direction on the 5100 block of East St. Bernard Highway, noticed a dark grey Nissan fully stopped in the middle of the road.

Observers noted an adult woman, later known as Goins, stepping out of the driver’s seat, and an adult man, later established as Perkins, emerging from the front passenger seat.

Upon approaching the individuals, agents found out that Goins and Perkins were engaged in a heated verbal dispute.

Following a short altercation with Perkins, agents discovered the following items on him:

A transparent plastic bag holds 3 separate bags, each filled with 11.5 grams of crack cocaine and fentanyl. The combined estimated street price for these substances is $1,150.

A transparent plastic bag holds 10 separate transparent plastic baggies, each filled with 4.8 grams of heroin and fentanyl. The combined estimated street worth of these drugs is around $480.

Throughout the investigation, investigators also found a .9mm Smith & Wesson handgun.

A background investigation on both individuals showed that Perkins is serving parole till 2030 for the following offenses: attempted possession of a firearm, bank fraud, fentanyl trafficking, heroin distribution, cocaine possession, heroin possession, methamphetamine possession, additional heroin possession, and more cocaine possession.

Goins was discovered to be wanted on an unresolved traffic court warrant from St. Bernard. Also, he had a standing warrant from the same district for distributing heroin and fentanyl.

Perkins and Goins were both taken to St. Bernard Parish Prison for the necessary booking procedures.

Perkins’ bail has been established at $450,000, and he is presently in custody for breaching his parole. Goins’ bail is marked at $131,250.

An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.