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Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Department conducts a number of drug arrests

Drug Arrests April 27, 2022 Evangeline Parish Sheriff Charles Guillory reported to KVPI News that his department recently conducted a number of drug arrests. On Wednesday April 20, the sheriff's department narcotics unit conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on St. Landry Highway. Agents made contact with the driver and a brief roadside interview was conducted. K-9 Diego was deployed and gave a positive alert to the presence of narcotics. Agents searched the vehicle and located illegal narcotics. Arrested was Paige Nicole Prudhomme, age 29 of Ville Platte who was charged with possession of Methamphetamine and a traffic violation. Also on April 20, the narcotics unit stopped a vehicle in Pine Prairie on a traffic violation. The driver, Terra Faith Bellard age 19 of St. Landry, was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia; On April 20, the sheriff's office narcotics unit conducted a traffic stop on Veterans Memorial Highway. Agents, as they approached the car, could smell the overwhelming odor of marijuana. Arrested was Christian David Deville age 42 of Ozark, Arkansas cited for possession of marijuana and traffic violations. On April 22, the narcotics unit conducted a traffic stop in Ville Platte and once again, agents noticed an overwhelming smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Arrested was Dustin Johnson age 30 of Ville Platte, cited for possession of marijuana and traffic violations. On Monday April 25, the narcotics unit along with the patrol division, executed a search warrant at a home on Acadian Drive in the Bayou Chicot area. The warrant was prepared after receiving numerous complaints. Agents entered the home and camper trailer on the property and detained six people. Agents conducted a search of the property and discovered narcotics and a firearm. Arrested were::Sonny Joseph Gagnard age 30 of Woodworth was charged with possession of Methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in the presence of controlled dangerous substances; William Jagneaux age 52 of Ville Platte was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a firearm in the presence of controlled dangerous substances and an outstanding warrant, Ashley Nicole Fontenot age 34 of Ville Platte was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in the presence of controlled dangerous substances; and Ashely Denise Lamb age 31 of Ville Platte was charged with two counts of possession of schedule four drugs and four outstanding warrants.

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