Three face drug charges while parked at jail
Press Release from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office:
On Nov. 8th, three Tangipahoa Parish residents were arrested on narcotics charges at the parish jail.
The incident began around 4 p.m., as TPSO Narcotics Agents observed 37-year old Matthew Cooper of Independence and 48-year-old Antonio Darnell Sheridan of Hammond displaying erratic behavior while sitting in a vehicle in the parish jail parking lot. Upon making contact, Sheridan attempted to flee from agents on foot. Sheridan was observed trying to discard several items from his possession.
After a brief struggle, Sheridan was detained and the items recovered. Sheridan attempted to throw a glass pipe, commonly used to consume methamphetamine, and a large clear plastic bag containing approximately (7) grams of methamphetamine. Sheridan was charged with the introduction of contraband into a penal institute, possession with intent to distribute CDS II, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting an officer.
37-year-old Matthew Cooper was detained at the vehicle and found to be possession of a small piece of paper containing approximately .5 grams of suspected methamphetamine. Cooper was charged with the introduction of contraband to a jail facility and possession of CDS II.
While outside the jail facility attempting to conclude the aforementioned investigation, agents observed 33–year old Kristina Sharp of Independence walking toward Sheridan’s parked vehicle. Due to Sharp being a known associate of Cooper, she was detained pending further investigations. As a result, Sharp’s purse was located inside of Sheridan's vehicle which contained a glass pipe commonly used to consume marijuana and suspected marijuana. Sharp claimed the purse to her hers and was charged accordingly.