St. Martin

Couple Arrested on Several Drug Charges & Second Degree Cruelty to a Juvenile

(St. Martinville, LA.)-On May 7, 2019, Deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a local hospital in reference to an eleven month old infant who appeared to be under the influence of narcotics. Investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation into the allegations and through the course of the investigation, they learned that the child tested positive for a controlled dangerous substance. A search warrant was obtained for the parents’ residence and during the search, Investigators located narcotics in the residence.


At the culmination of the investigation, warrants of arrest were obtained for the parents of the child and they were identified as Hailee Romero, 28, St. Martinville, LA., and Jacob Romero, 32, St. Martinville, LA.


This afternoon, following the execution of the warrants, they were arrested and charged as follows:


1 Count of LA. R.S. 14:93.2.3—Second Degree Cruelty To Juveniles (Felony)

1 Count of LA. R.S. 14:91.13—Illegal Use of CDS In The Presence Of A Juvenile (Misdemeanor)

1 Count of LA. R.S. 40:966/C—Possession of Schedule I CDS (Felony)

1 Count of LA. R.S. 40:967/C—Possession of Schedule II CDS (Felony)


Following their arrest, they were booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center on the above charges. At the time of this release, their bonds were set at $10,500.00.