Second arrest of drug dealer
On April 9, 2009, officers with the Rayne Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Dan Cole, Jr. AKA “D.C.”, 1005 Louisa Street, Rayne LA 70578.
Cole was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license, littering, driving on shoulder of roadway, possession with intent to distribute schedule II CDS: crack cocaine less than 25 grams.
Upon officers initiating a traffic stop, Cole discarded 98 grams of crack cocaine into an area of a residence’s yard where a young child discovered it.
Dan Cole, Jr. is a known drug trafficker and has been under investigation by the Rayne Police Department Narcotics Division. Cole was arrested on February 9, 2009 after Rayne Police Department Narcotics investigators conducted a search pursuant to a search warrant, and located a substantial amount of marijuana Cole was selling from the residence, along with rock cocaine.
Based on information obtained during recent weeks, officers conducted a search of Cole’s residence per another search warrant issued by Judge Jim Cunningham with the Rayne Municipal Court. Within his residence officers located marijuana, packaging material, a digital scale and grinder. In addition to the charges resulting from the traffic stop, Cole is charged with felony possession of marijuana and prohibited acts: drug paraphernalia.
Cole is currently on parole with the Louisiana Department of Corrections from cocaine and marijuana charges from 2003 and is being held pending a revocation hearing for the above violations of his parole contract. Additional arrests are expected as a result of this investigation.
Rayne Police Chief Carroll Stelly stated, “Dan Cole, Jr. is an upper level marijuana trafficker in our community and his removal will have a direct affect on the marijuana entering our community. While it is frustrating to have to continually arrest the same people for drug violations, we will not relent in our efforts to remove these threats from our community”. With the help of our citizens, we can combat those who chose to live off the demise of others.”
Chief Stelly ask that if you have any information regarding drug activity, please contact the Rayne Police Department at 334-4215 or Acadia Crimestoppers at 789–TIPS, 789-(8477). Callers could receive up to a $1,000 cash reward and all calls are confidential.