Officers had arrest warrants for more than two dozen men and women charged with distribution of almost every Controlled Dangerous Substance on the books.
Sheriff Bobby Guidroz and Chief Ronald Dies said the roundup was part of their departments’ continuing campaign to get suspected dealers off the community streets and out of its neighborhoods.
Guidroz has maintained rigid narcotics enforcement since taking office five years ago and Dies, who took office in January, has initiated a similar no-tolerance policy.
“We’re going to do all we can to get this people off our streets and into our jails,” Dies said.
He and Guidroz were at the sheriff’s substation before the sun peeked over the horizon, coordinating the actions of a combined force of 20 officers.
Arrested as of Friday afternoon were:
Rakeem D. Vallaire, 174 Bollich Rd. two counts distribution of Schedule II CDS (“Crack” Cocaine).
Michael W. Edwards, Jr., 156 Spatz Rd., distribution of crack.
Sidney Norris J. Ben, 1040 North Vivian, distribution of crack.
Sidney J. Brown, 138 East Ardoin, distribution of a Schedule IV CDS (Xanax).
Theresa A. Malbrough, 330 Corn, distribution of a Schedule III CDS. (Lortab), distribution of a Schedule IV CDS (Soma).
James C. Faul, 1310 Darrell, distribution of a Schedule II CDS (Methadone).
Patricia Jacobs, 1360 West Peach, distribution of Lortab.
Joshua Janice, 300 Boudreaux, two counts distribution of crack.
Robert S. Goodwill, 1661 Tyrone Ln., distribution of Schedule I CDS (Marijuana).
Kira J. Patton, 311 Dulles, distribution of crack.
Caleb Edwards, 100 West Oak, two counts Distribution of crack.
Darrel Smith, 711 South C.C. Duson, two counts distribution of Lortab.
Elijahuan R. Janice, 132 Bollich, two counts Distribution of crack.
Matthew A. Ware, 510 Charles, three counts, distribution of marijuana, two counts of Violation of Uniform C.D.S. Law (Drug Free Zone).
Suspects still being sought:
Brittany D. Roberie, 1210 Etienne, Ville Platte, license plate light required, no proof of insurance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of Adderall, possession of Valium.
Elliot M. Roberts, 302 Melvin, Rayne, distribution of crack, Criminal Conspiracy.
Matthew W. Daigle, 157 Sunbonnet, Iota, principal to distribution of Lortab.
Claude Mitchell, 309 North East St. Eunice, La. distribution of crack, distribution of Ecstasy, Criminal Conspiracy.
Travis Mitchell, 309 North East, Criminal Conspiracy.
Steven D. Miller, 244 Angela, Oberlin, distribution of Lortab.
Brandon J. Gobert, 1430 Anne, distribution of crack.
Darryl L. Stevens, 341 East Maple, distribution of marijuana.
Magraff L. Favors, 530 East Maple, two counts distribution of crack, Violation of Uniform C.D.S. Law (Drug Free Zone)
Emerick J. St. Andre, 1705 Yukon St. Apt. 8, distribution of crack.
Melvin Clark, Jr., 129 Linton Ln., distribution of crack.
Torrance J. Skinner, 131 Arkansas Ln., two counts distribution of crack.