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Three arrested at Scott hotel, one with 58 outstanding warrants

Posted at 2:42 PM, Jun 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-07 15:42:22-04

Three people were arrested at a Scott hotel after staff said they smelled strong odors of drugs coming from two rooms. One of the people arrested was wanted on 58 outstanding warrants, according to police

Police say on Thursday, June 6, 2019, they responded to a call at a local hotel after staff were alerted by other guests that strong odors of illegal substances could be smelled in the hallway, coming from 2 rooms on the third floor.

The staff was also told police that the credit card used to book both rooms had been reported stolen. 

A caller told police that a woman that was staying in one of the rooms was in the parking lot of the hotel and acting strangely. Another call to Scott Police Department from a business in the area reported the same woman on their property seeming disoriented and hiding in different locations.

Officers were able to locate the woman, identified as 26-year-old Angelina LeBlanc of Rayne, and transported her back to the hotel. LeBlanc brought the officers to the hotel rooms where they located 43-year-old Jason LeBlanc of Duson, and 37-year-old Matthew Taft of Lafayette.

During a search of the rooms, officers say they located methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Officers say they learned later that Taft used a stolen credit card to pay for the hotel rooms.

All 3 subjects were placed under arrest and transported to Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.

Matthew Taft, Angelina LeBlanc, Jason LeBlanc / Scott Police Department

Jason LeBlanc was booked for Possession of Schedule II, Taking Contraband into a Penal Institution,
Prohibited Acts, and an unrelated warrant. He is still currently incarcerated with $17,500 bond amount
on those charges and no bond on the warrant.

Angelina LeBlanc was booked for Principal to Theft and later released on a misdemeanor summons.

Matthew Taft was found to have approximately 58 warrants, 2 counts of Felony Theft, and several
additional charges from multiple agencies. He is currently incarcerated.