A package of synthetic marijuana seized by Morgan City police
(Photo courtesy of Morgan City Police Department)

The local emergency room has seen what doctors describe as an “alarming increase” in patients using synthetic marijuana, and police say that while it’s been in the area for a number of years, its use is on the rise in the Tri-City area.

Bridgett Bassa, LPN, is giving Cedric LaFleur his annual flu shot at Dr. Robert Blereau’s office in Morgan City on Wednesday.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

While it’s still early in the season, 16 cases of the flu were reported by Teche Regional Medical Center’s emergency room between Sept. 1 and Tuesday. Sabrina Roy, hospital spokeswoman, said the 11 cases in September and five in October are not indicative of a spike in disease.

A package of synthetic marijuana seized by Morgan City police
(Photo courtesy of Morgan City Police Department)

Bridgett Bassa, LPN, is giving Cedric LaFleur his annual flu shot at Dr. Robert Blereau’s office in Morgan City on Wednesday.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Arrest reports

Claiborne Fabre Jr.

A 26-year-old Bayou L’Ourse man was jailed Tuesday after narcotics detectives found him in Bayou Vista with counterfeit crystal meth and ecstasy pills that he intended to sell, St.

Holiday closings

Municipal and parish offices in St. Mary Parish will be closed for the Fourth of July holiday. The Harold J. “Babe” Landry Landfill in Berwick will close at noon on Friday.

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Roxanne Brown, left, Louisiana coordinator for Quilts of Valor, recently gave a lecture to the Bayou Belle Quilters Association.

Obituaries

Jerry John Perera

December 8, 1932 — October 16, 2014
Jerry John Perera, born in Franklin and a resident of Lafayette, passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at the age of 81.

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