Sheriff: Drug arrest made at local motel

Published 10:29 am Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Late Monday evening, a Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a report of a disturbance in a room at the Sportsman Inn south of Bogalusa, according to WPSO Chief Criminal Deputy Mike Haley. Upon arrival, the officer encountered Kenneth Allen Marciniak, 34, who gave two addresses, one in Kennesaw, Ga., and the other in North Augusta, S.C., Haley said.

After investigating the incident and searching Marciniak’s room with his permission, the deputy arrested him and transported him to the Washington Parish Jail, Haley said. Marciniak was booked on charges of possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of illegal narcotic pills and disturbing the peace through loud and abusive language. Marciniak’s bond was set at $15,000.

“Marciniak obviously did not have good intentions,” Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said. “Whether the illegal drugs were for personal use or for sale to others, the bottom line is they are now out of circulation. I commend our deputy for handling this situation in a professional manner and making the arrest.”