Trout Woman Arrested

Trout, LA Woman Arrested on Drug & Other Charges

A 29 year old Trout, LA, woman was arrested and charged last week with four illegal narcotic violations along with child endangerment, according to LaSalle Sheriff Scott Franklin.

Jami L. Cockerham, 29, of Trout (Good Pine Community) was stopped on April 8, 2014 for committing traffic violations in the Jena, LA, area.  During this incident, officers discovered that Cockerham was in possession of the illegal narcotics, methamphetamines and oxycodone, along with several items of drug paraphernalia; in amounts indicating that she intended to sell these drugs.

Officers seized these items as evidence and placed Cockerham under arrest. She was transported to the LaSalle Parish Jail and booked on the following charges:

• Possession of CDS II, methamphetamines, with intent to distribute.

• Possession of CDS IV, oxycodone, with intent to distribute.

• Possession of CDS in the presence of juveniles, 2 counts.

• Child endangerment, 2 counts.

Bond on these charges was set at $66,000.

The two minor children involved were released to family members.

Three days later, on April 11, 2014, LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s narcotic detectives served two warrants on Jami Cockerham for charges of distribution of CDS II, methamphetamines.  These warrants stemmed from an ongoing investigation into illegal sales of methamphetamines in the Jena area.  Narcotics officers were able to obtain evidence that Cockerham was involved, when she sold methamphetamines to an undercover operative working for LPSO.  Cockerham was charged with distribution of CDS II, methamphetamines, 2 counts.

As of press time on Monday, April 14, 2014, Cockerham remained in the Richland Parish Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing on the latest charges.