Dec 17, 2009 12:33 PM by Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office Press Release

New Iberia Pharmacy Burglary Arrest

On December 16, 2009 Detectives with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office apprehended Jeremy Romero (Age 22 of 716 Lanza Ln.) on 2 counts of a pharmacy burglary and two counts of an attempted burglary of a pharmacy. A local pharmacy within the city limits of New Iberia was burglarized night before last, on the 15th. This evening on the 16th, detectives caught Romero in the act of attempting to break into the same pharmacy. Romero then fled the scene and ran into a nearby neighborhood.

A K9 unit with the Sheriff's Office tracked Romero to a residence where he was then located inside and placed under arrest. Detectives also recovered 133 hydrocodone tablets and 1,311 xanax tablets. Romero was then transported to the Iberia Parish Jail where he was booked in. One of the pharmacy burglaries Romero is being charged with occurred on the 9th of December. Detectives are continuing their investigation for possible accomplices of Romero.



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