Drug dealers pay dues in St. Charles

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 13, 2006


Staff Reporter

HAHNVILLE-Drug dealers are about to pay their dues as police have concentrated efforts to reduce the amount of drugs in the area.

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested thirteen parish residents in a recent undercover drug investigation.

&#8220The arrests are a result of a two-week undercover investigation by parish police. We regularly operate undercover drug investigations in a continuous effort to decrease the drug trade in the parish,” said Pat Yoes, spokesperson for St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

&#8220Our undercover narcotics division continues to be out on the streets purchasing illegal drugs in order to get dealers off the street, and more arrests are expected. Dealers be warned that you may not know who you are selling to,” Yoes said.

The St. Charles Sheriff’s Office runs undercover narcotics operations several times a year.

Kailon Adams, of 350 Third Street in St Rose, distribution of fake crack cocaine; Clifford Bourgeois, 373 Fourth Street, Luling, distribution of crack cocaine; Anthony L. Celestine, 1108 Paul Frederick Street, Luling distribution of fake crack cocaine; Andrew Diggs, 1210 Paul Frederick St, Luling, distribution of crack cocaine; Terrel Ingram, 213 Post Street, Killona, three counts of distribution of crack cocaine; Courtney Jacobs, 270 Magnolia Ridge Road, Boutte, distribution of crack cocaine; Alvin Phillips Jr., 900 Paul Frederick, Luling, distribution of crack cocaine; Easter Simoneaux, 913 Paul Frederick, Luling, distribution of crack cocaine two counts; Desmond Pierre of St. Rose, possession of crack cocaine; Jermaine Smith,543 S. Kinler Street, Luling, trespassing, resisting arrest, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, battery on police officer two counts; Dean Hill, 102 Pitt Road, Boutte, possession if marijuana, resisting, battery on police officer; Jamie Woods, 272 Vidal Street, Ama possession of marijuana; Emmanuel Harris Jr., 242Cathet Street, Norco, jailed with Department of Corrections.