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More Sheriff Department Drug Arrests

More Drug Arrests from Sheriff's Office April 21, 2021 Evangeline Parish Sheriff Charles R. Guillory reported to KVPI News that sheriff's deputies stopped a car in Mamou last Saturday April 17 for a traffic violation. While speaking to the driver, the deputy detected a smell of marijuana coming from the car. The deputies were granted permission to search the vehicle. The driver, Keith R. Thomas age 30, 604 Second Street, Mamou was cited for possession of marijuana and released. Also last Saturday, deputies stopped a car in Mamou for a traffic violation. Deputies noticed the driver acting nervous and jittery. When they asked the passenger to exit the car, a bag of marijuana fell on the ground. Darrel James Guillory age 36 of 1008 Railroad, Mamou was cited for possession of marijuana and released. On Monday deputies stopped a vehicle in the Mamou area. This driver confessed to deputies that she had marijuana in the car. Carolyn Denise Thomas age 21 of 121 3rd Street Mamou was cited for possession of marijuana and released. Also on Monday, deputies stopped another vehicle in the Mamou area. When deputies walked to the car, they could see in plain sight, a bag of pills and marijuana. The suspect was identified as Dequincy Record, age 35 of 517 Chestnut Street, Mamou charged with Possession of Ecstasy and Possession of Marijuana. On Monday, deputies stopped a vehicle in the Reddell area for a traffic violation. The driver had an active warrant for his arrest. When deputies arrested him, they located narcotics in his pockets. The K-9 dog, Diego, was deployed on the vehicle and he gave a positive alert. Arrested was Market Anthony Freeman age 35 of 1101 Railroad , Mamou charged with Possession with intent to distribute Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of controlled dangerous substances in the presence of minors and two active warrants. Another traffic stop in the Mamou area on Monday resulted in the following action: Izail Demonte Richard , age 18 of 701 First Street, Mamou was cited for Possession of Marijuana and released. A traffic stop on the Vidrine road on Monday by sheriff's deputies led to the arrest of a wanted subject and the recovery of narcotics. The subject was identified as James Kayson Desho Garlow age 20 of 401 West LaSalle, Ville Platte. He was cited for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and arrested on an active warrant for carrying a firearm on school grounds. In a statement to KVPI News, the sheriff said "These arrests bring the total number of drug arrests and citations since July 1, 2020 to 261 . I , Sheriff Charles Guillory and my entire department are totally committed to doing everything possible to clean up and take back our parish. Our parish has been plagued by criminal activity for too long. Our citizens, children and grand children deserve a safer and better Evangeline parish."

KVPI Video Of the Week

"Nick Lick and the Hickies tribute to the city of Swamp Pop and Floyd Soileau, the father of Swamp Pop, from this point on to be known as "Swamp Pa Pa". Ville Platte is one of the backbones of Cajun culture as it has provided seasonings and sauces we all have used in our foods as well as much of the background music we've loved to listen to. In a sense, if we made a cake out of our Cajun culture, Ville Platte would be part of the icing on that cake! Such a special place needed a tribute and we used a parody of the Beatles "Get Back" to do the job. Special thanks to our guest accordionist, Joe Rogers."



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