Narcotics operation leads to 26 arrests in East Feliciana and East Baton Rouge Parishes

BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - A multi agency narcotics operation involving the Louisiana State Police, East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Zachary Police Department led to the arrest of multiple individuals on felony narcotics violations. 

S/T Bryan Lee of the Louisiana State Police, said in a press release that a "two year investigation yielded 26 arrests for multiple felony narcotics violations, the seizure of approximately $90,577 (street value) in illegal narcotics and 21 illegally possessed firearms."

According to Lee, the investigation started in February of 2016 with the purpose of identifying individuals who were distributing illegal narcotics in and around East Feliciana Parish.

Lee said the Zachary Police Department became involved soon after and "during the course of the two year investigation, investigators identified numerous individuals that were involved in the sale of illegal narcotics in East Feliciana and northern East Baton Rouge Parishes." 

In January of this year the various agencies involved in the operation decided to finish the operation by serving multiple search warrants and arrest warrants in East Feliciana and East Baton Rouge Parishes.

The Louisiana State Police provided this list of those arrested throughout the course of the investigation and their charges:

  • Carlos Jefferson (Norwood) – Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession of Schedule V Controlled Dangerous Substance, and Illegal Possession of a Firearm
  • Michael Harrell (Jackson) – Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine
  • Cassandra Goodson (Jackson) – Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine
  • Darrell Jeansonne (Ethel) – Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Illegal Possession of a Firearm
  • Allen Martin (Jackson) – Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II and IV Controlled Substances and Illegal Possession of a Firearm
  • Thomas Pace (Clinton) – Illegal Possession of Stolen Things, Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, and Illegal Possession of a Firearm
  • Carly Kennison (Clinton) – Illegal Possession of Stolen Things, Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, Illegal Possession of a Firearm, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine
  • Jakeim Green (Zachary) – Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Illegal Possession of a Firearm
  • Terrance Pickett (Zachary) – Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Illegal Possession of a Firearm, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana
  • Deldrick Harris (Zachary) – Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana
  • Eddrick Ennis (Zachary) – Possession of Marijuana and Possession of a Schedule IV CDS
  • Bennett Whittington Jr. (Jackson) – Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine
  • Johnny Matthews Jr. (Jackson) – Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute MDMA, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine. Matthews was also arrested on four East Feliciana Sheriff’s Department arrest warrants for Distribution of Marijuana (2 counts), Distribution of Methamphetamine, and Distribution of Cocaine
  • Lee Dunn (Ethel) – Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute Oxycodone, Possession with Intent to Distribute Hydrocodone, Possession with Intent to Distribute Xanax, and Illegal Carrying of a Firearm
  • Gundorial Thomas (Wilson) – 2 counts Distribution of Methamphetamine and 1 count Distribution of Cocaine
  • Brian Hawkins (Ethel) – 3 counts Distribution of Methamphetamine and Distribution of a CDS in the Presence of a Minor in E. Feliciana Parish, and Distribution of Methamphetamine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Hydrocodone, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana in EBR Parish
  • Brian Miller (Slaughter) – 2 counts Distribution of Opana, 2 counts Distribution of Marijuana
  • Anthony Daniels (Jackson) – 2 counts Distribution of Methamphetamine
  • Derrick Smith (Jackson) – Distribution of Marijuana and Distribution of Cocaine
  • Justin Smith (Jackson) – Distribution of Marijuana
  • Juan Vessell (Jackson) – Distribution of Marijuana
  • Austin Catoir (Baton Rouge) – Possession of Methamphetamine
  • James Patton (Baton Rouge) – Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Kathleen Cochran Rapeti (Zachary) – Distribution of Hydrocodone
  • Montrece Brown (Zachary) – Distribution of Marijuana and Distribution of Cocaine
  • Charles Stewart (Zachary) – Distribution of Cocaine

The ZPD would like the public's help in finding the following individuals who are wanted on outstanding warrants. Anyone with information is asked to contact Zachary Police at 225-654-9393.

  • William Nixon – Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Cocaine
  • Elizabeth Wisner – Distribution of Methamphetamine
  • James Hair – Distribution of Heroin and Distribution of Methamphetamine

According to the E. Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office, the following individual is wanted on outstanding arrest warrants and anyone with information is asked to contact EFPSO at 225-683-5459.

  • Jesse Delatte – 2 counts Distribution of LSD and 1 count Distribution of Marijuana

The multi agency investigation led to the seizure of these narcotics:

12.13 pounds of Marijuana;

134.7 grams Crack Cocaine;

33.7 grams of Cocaine;

242 grams of Methamphetamine;

1,201 dosage units of MDMA;

28 dosage units of LSD;

12 dosage units of Oxycodone;

98 dosage units of Hydrocodone;

445 dosage units of Xanax;

727 dosage units of Adderall;

500 dosage units of Tramadol;

30 dosage units of Valium;

3 dosage units of Opana;

8 ounces of Promethazine syrup

“Eliminating the illegal use and sale of narcotics in our communities is something State Police is committed to,” said Colonel Kevin Reeves, State Police Superintendent. “I am extremely proud of the work that every officer with each agency involved put into this lengthy investigation. By working alongside our local law enforcement agencies on cases such as these, we can help reduce illegal narcotics use across our state.”


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