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Reserve couple tied to large-quantity meth distribution

RESERVE — A local couple is behind bars, accused by police of leading large-quantity meth distribution throughout St. John the Baptist Parish.

According to the St. John Sheriff’s Office, the accused suspects, Staci Lynn Scioneaux and Jonathan David Webre of Reserve, are convicted felons facing new gun possession and drug charges.

Staci Lynn Scioneaux

Special Operations Division detectives conducted a traffic stop on Webre’s vehicle in Reserve May 2 along West 10th Street that led to the recovery of methamphetamine.

Jonathan David Webre

At the time of the stop, authorities said the duo was being investigated for their involvement in the distribution of methamphetamine and Webre, 35, was obtaining large quantities of methamphetamine.

During a search of the vehicle, detectives discovered 174 grams of methamphetamine hidden in the void under the steering column of Webre’s vehicle.

Detectives then obtained a search warrant for the nearby home of Webre and Scioneaux, 35.

During a search of the home, detectives located an ounce of methamphetamine, a firearm and materials used to distribute illegal narcotics.

The suspects were detained May 2 and officially charged May 3.

Scioneaux was booked with possession of Klonopin and Xanax; possessing drugs without a prescription; illegal carrying of weapon with a controlled dangerous substance; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; violation of a drug-free zone, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute MDMA and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Scioneaux is being held in custody in lieu of a $71,500 bond. She has been arrested five times in St. John Parish for drug violations since 2002.

Webre was booked with operating a vehicle with a suspended license; illegal window tint; possession of a legend drug without a prescription; carrying a weapon with controlled dangerous substance; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, drug-free zone violation; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute MDMA and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He also had a fugitive warrant from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Webre is being held in custody in lieu of a $67,250 bond.

Police say he has been arrested 19 times for drug violations and other offenses since 2002.