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Sheriff’s office drug operation nets 25 arrests

By Leonard Gray / L’Observateur / April 29, 1998

HAHNVILLE – Operation “Across The Board” began last week, and St. Charles Sheriff’s Office deputies have rounded up 25 drug suspects on charges involving everything from marijuana and cocaine to Ecstasy and Vicodan.

Capt. Patrick Yoes, spokesman for the sheriff’s office, said the operationis continuing and more arrests are anticipated. The 57 warrants on 41suspects were signed by 29th Judicial District Judge Robert Chaisson and capped a four-month investigation, Yoes said.

those arrested are: * Wilbert Alexander, 28, 310 Court St. Apt. 8, Luling, five countsdistribution of cocaine.

* Dale Blocher, 19, 312 River Ridge Drive Apt. C, Boutte, distribution ofhashish, distribution of Diazpam, distribution of Hydrocodine and possession of marijuana.

* Preston Brown, 33, 1116 Paul Fredrick St., Luling, two countsdistribution of cocaine.

* Michael Fonseca, 21, 283 Louisiana Highway 631, Des Allemands, distribution of marijuana.

* Sonia Guillot, 41, 14495 Louisiana Highway 631, Paradis, distribution of hashish, distribution of Diazpam, distribution of Hydrocodine and distribution of Ecstasy.

* Stephanie Gunter, 20, 160 Maloney Road, Des Allemands, distribution of marijuana.

* Frank Howard Jr., 19, 316 School House Road, Killona, distribution ofcocaine.

* Merlin Ingram, 21, 910 Paul Fredrick St., Luling, two counts distributionof marijuana.

* Manuel Johnson, 38, 610 Adam St., Killona, distribution of cocaine.* Chandler Mashia, 23, 240 Diamond Road, Norco, possession of cocaine and resisting arrest.

* Jessica Picou, 23, 250 Danos St., Raceland, distribution of Ecstasy.* Cedric L. Ratcliff, 20, 239 Boutte Estates Drive, Boutte, two countsdistribution of cocaine.

* John Ratcliff, 23, 239 Tinny St., Boutte, distribution of cocaine.* Douglas Rayburn, 25, 503 West B St., Norco, distribution ofMethamphetamine.

* Kerney Savoie, 25, 514 Diane Drive, Luling, distribution of Ecstasy.

* Hicks Y. Sellers, 40, 120 Sellers Lane, Paradis, distribution of cocaineand theft of funds under $100.

* Alfred Simmons, 19, 216 Bailey St., Boutte, distribution of marijuana.* Jeffrey Stipe, 37, 309 Killona Drive, Killona, distribution of cocaine.

* Henry Strickland, 40, 715 Killona Drive, Killona, distribution of cocaine.

* Shane Trahan, 24, 162 Easy St., Des Allemands, distribution of Ecstasy.* Kevin Treichler, 19, 318 Maloney Road, Des Allemands, distribution of marijuana.

* Joseph Washington, 46, 349 King St., Hahnville, distribution of cocaine.* A 16-year-old Waggaman female, distribution of Vicodin and two counts distribution of marijuana.

* A 15-year-old New Sarpy male, distribution of Vicodin.

* A 16-year-old Luling male, distribution of marijuana.

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