Two arrests in separate heroin incidents in Acadiana 

Posted at 12:15 PM, Jul 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-09 13:15:01-04

Two men were arrested over the weekend in two separate incidents involving heroin in Acadiana.

The first one happened at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday in Jefferson Davis Parish. Deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle in a cemetery on Andrus Cove Cemetery Road, according to Chief Deputy Christopher Ivey, spokesman for the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office. When deputies arrived they discovered an unconscious man in a vehicle that was stuck off the roadway in the cemetery.

During the investigation, deputies discovered a large amount of money in the vehicle along with suspected heroin.  Acadian Ambulance was dispatched to the scene to evaluate the man who refused treatment. Jasper Ryan Martin, 25, of Lake Arthur was arrested and booked into the parish jail on charges of possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. No bond has been set at this time. 

The second arrest happened in Morgan City on Sunday. Patrol officers responded to the area of Railroad Avenue in regards to a medical emergency, according to Lieutenant John Schaff, a spokesman for the Morgan City Police Department. Officers arrived and discovered Jeremiah J. Wiltz in medical distress. According to reports, Wiltz pulled his vehicle into a parking lot of a local business, exited the vehicle and collapsed. Officers administered life-saving techniques until Wiltz was transported to Teche Regional Medical Center by Acadian Ambulance. 

Wiltz was found to be in possession of marijuana and methamphetamine, stated the spokesman. Officers say there were also three young children in the vehicle. Wiltz was in an intoxicated state and allegedly admitted to being under the influence of heroin. A search warrant was secured to take blood analysis from Wiltz which is pending at the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab. He was released due to receiving medical treatment and warrants were prepared for his arrest. 

Jeremiah Wiltz was located and arrested and booked into the Morgan City Jail on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine, DWI – child endangerment, and illegal use of CDS in the presence of juveniles.