Over a Dozen Arrested in Multi-Agency Long Term Narcotics Investigation
Published 1:04 pm Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Washington Parish – In May of 2022, members of the Louisiana State Police Narcotics/Violent Crimes Task Force began investigating the illegal distribution of controlled dangerous substances throughout the Bogalusa area. The investigation led to numerous subjects being identified as members of a Drug Trafficking Organization. As part of the investigation, detectives obtained multiple search warrants and arrest warrants for Drug Racketeering and Drug Conspiracy through the 22nd Judicial District Court.
On June 27, 2023, LSP collaborated with the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Bogalusa Police Department, the United States Department of Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Louisiana Probation and Parole, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to execute search warrants at seven residences.
As a result, detectives seized over $250,000 worth of luxury vehicles, over $6,000 in U.S. Currency, 7 firearms, over 10 ounces of Heroin, and various quantities of Marijuana, Crack Cocaine and Methamphetamines. Additionally, the following 13 Bogalusa residents were arrested on narcotics related charges:
Michael Williams, 62-years-old
Donelle Pigott, 58-years-old
James Wise, 34-years-old
Luther Whitten, 65-years-old
Parrish Holloway, 42-years-old
Jimell Magee, 27-years-old
Brandon Morris, 40-years-old
Stephan Pigott, 60-years-old
Sheila Taylor, 54-years-old
Michael Spikes, 45-years-old
Stanley Roberts, 66-years-old
Brittany Roberts, 44-years-old
Melvin Fields, 66-years-old
In conjunction with this investigation, 47-year-old Karon Weary was arrested in Columbia, MS by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics.
This investigation remains on-going and additional arrests are forthecoming. Anyone with information regarding this investigation or additional criminal activity can contact the Louisiana State Police Criminal Investigation Division at 985-543-4182.Citizens can also anonymously report information through the Louisiana State Police online reporting system by visiting https://dpsweb.dps.louisiana.gov/suspicious.nsf/WebForm?OpenForm