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Drug Arrested by Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Department

Drug Arrests September 27, 2021 The Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Department has remained busy battling drug trafficking and arresting drug offenders, according to Sheriff Charles Guillory. On Wednesday September 22, the sheriff's department narcotics unit conducted a search warrant at a residence at 121 East Beauregard in Ville Platte. The warrant stemmed from numerous complaints and surveillance in the area. Agents took the two suspects into custody without incident. Arrested were : James Todd Wall age 36 of Ville Platte charged with possession of with intent to distribute Methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute synthetic marijuana, possession of a firearm in the presence of controlled dangerous substance, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of drug paraphernalia. Also arrested was Crystal Narcisse age 30 of Ville Platte charged with possession with intent to distribute synthetic marijuana, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm in the presence of controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Also last Wednesday, the narcotics unit stopped a vehicle in the Tom Drive area. When agents made contact with the occupants, they discovered illegal narcotics and a firearm. Arrested were: Davis Arclis Richard age 66 of Ville Platte charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of cocaine, possession of a firearm in the presence of controlled dangerous substance and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and Jackie Duncan age 55 of Round Rock, Texas age 55 charged with possession of cocaine and possession of a firearm in the presence of controlled dangerous substance. Last Friday Sept. 24, the sheriff's department narcotics unit received a call concerning a strange package that was delivered to a residence in the Chataignier area. When agents arrived, they found the package had been mailed from Texas to Chataignier. The agents opened the package and found a total of 22 pounds of marijuana. Agents retrieved video footage from the home and have an active investigation going on at this time. On Wednesday Sept. 15, the sheriff's department narcotics unit conducted a search warrant on a residence at 723 South Dupre Street Apartment 85 in Ville Platte. Once inside, agents discovered a large amount of illegal narcotics. This led to the following arrest: Gerald Lee Germaine Tezeno ,age 30 of Ville Platte charged with the following: possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute Xanax, possession of hydrocodone and possession of promethazine. Also on Wednesday Sept. 15, the narcotics unit conducted a traffic stop on a car obstructing traffic on North Thompson street in Ville Platte. When agents made contact with the driver, narcotics were seen in plain view.. Upon completion of a search, the following actions took place: Akeem Mendez Williams age 32 of Mamou was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of hydrocodone and possession of promethazine, Brashley Wilson and Marquita Hawkins were cited for possession of marijuana and were released. As always, Sheriff Guillory and his department are always seeking information on criminal activity and urges the public to call the investigations unit at 337-363-2161.

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