Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office hits drug dealers in early morning raid

By: Howell Dennis
In the early morning hours Friday, 15 suspected drug dealers got a rude awakening as the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office’s Operation Naughty List’ got underway.

According to Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon, his narcotic task force assisted by his patrol division, probation and parole, Iota Police Department and the Church Point Police Department began the operation armed with 23 warrants on 20 defendants from Crowley, Iota, Church Point, Rayne and Morse. Charges range from distribution of marijuana to distribution of crack cocaine and oxycodone.

“These officers don’t do this for the money,” said Melancon. “They do it because they love their job which is to protect the citizens of Acadia Parish and rid the streets of dangerous narcotics.”

Several members of the task force wore Santa caps during the raids including one that had ‘Po Po Po’ written on it. However, the homes they visited didn’t welcome them with milk and cookies.

One man tried to flee and was quickly apprehended by a quick thinking officer who stopped the man by approaching him in a firing stance. The man quickly surrendered thinking he had a gun pulled on him. While the officer was in his stance, he was holding no weapon.

Melancon that fifteen individuals were arrested during the Operation and that deputies are still looking for five who were still at large.

Arrested were

- Nicholas Daigle, 18, Peach Bloom, Church Point,distribution of crack cocaine: bond $35,000

- Justin Senegal, 22, N Eastern, Rayne, distribution of marijuana, bond $10,000

- Darion Bellard, 20, Marie Street, Church Point:distribution of crack cocaine: bond $35,000

- Alex J. Senegal, 18, W. 14th Street, Crowley, distribution of crack cocaine: bond $35,000

- Aaron Senegal, 21, W 14th Street, Crowley: distribution of crack cocaine: bond $35,000

- Christopher Delco, 21, Meadows Apartments, Crowley: distribution of crack cocaine: bond $35,000

- Marlon J. Mott, 28, West 3rd Street, Crowley, distribution of crack cocaine: bond $35,000

- Roy J. Kibodeaux, age 54, Roller Road, Crowley: distribution of oxycodone: bond $35,000

- Jacoty Ned, 23, Josey Street, Crowley,distribution of crack cocaine: bond $35,000

- Samuel Conley, 40, Spann Avenue, Crowley, distribution of crack cocaine: bond $40,000

- Keith Scott, age 40, Acadia Parish Jail, Crowley, three counts distribution of crack cocaine: bond $40,000

- Nolan Coleman Sr., age 48, Acadia Parish Jail, Crowley, distribution of oxycodone: bond $35,000

- Eugene Marceaux, Jr., 42, Wild Turkey, Morse,possession of crack cocaine: bond $20,000

- Christopher Bertrand, 35, 4th Street, Mermentau,possession of cocaine: bond $15,000

- Rhoderick Duncan, 21, West 5th Street, Crowley,distribution of crack cocaine: bond $35,000

- Deneris Thomas, 18, Westwood, Crowley ,distribution of crack cocaine: bond $90,000

- Shirlene Faulk, 39, Roller Road, Crowley, possession of legend drug, possession of paraphernalia: no bond

Melancon stated that Agents are still lookin g for the following individuals.

- Don Carrier, 64, Rayne

- Allen J. Coleman , 46, Crowley,

- Clifford Collins, 30, Crowley

- Michael Celestine, 37, Crowley

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of these individuals is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 788-8772.

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Phone: 337-334-3186
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Phone: 337-684-5711
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