Child Neglect

Report of Child Neglect Leads to Drug Arrests


A report of child neglect at a home in the Jena, LA area led to the arrest of a man and woman on multiple drug charges, according to LaSalle Parish Sheriff Scott Franklin.

On Thursday, April 24, 2014, officers with the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office, assisted by an agent with the Louisiana Department of Child Services, responded to a report of child neglect at a home in Jena.

When they arrived at the residence at 1371 East Trichell Street in Jena, officers met with Jenoy Dshawn Fisher, 19, who was keeping a small female child. The mother of the child, Tabetha M. Lee, was contacted and arrived at the home within minutes.

While questioning the two about these allegations, officers noticed suspected marijuana in the kitchen area of the home. Further investigation revealed more suspected marijuana and other items of illegal drug paraphernalia in the home.  Officers placed Lee and Fisher under arrest and transported them to the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office in Jena, LA for booking. The child was released to the custody of a grandmother.

Both Lee and Fisher were charged with multiple crimes, including possession of CDS I, marijuana; possession of CDS in presence of a child; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bond on each of the individuals was set at $4,000.  Lee was released on bond. As of press time, Monday, April 28, 2014, Fisher remained in custody.