A successful Washington Parish drug dealer roundup on February 24 resulted in the arrests of ten parish drug dealers. Four other drug dealers sought during the roundup could not be located until recently.
On February 28, Washington Parish Drug Task Force detectives found Pamela Sue Duhon, 30, at her residence in Pigott’s Crossing near Bogalusa. She was arrested and remains in jail with her bond set at $75,000.
Another fugitive from the drug dealer roundup, Gary Michael Becker, 34, was located and arrested on March 3 after a high speed chase through western Washington Parish.
Washington Parish detectives received information that Becker was staying in the Bogue Chitto Heights subdivision across the river from Franklinton. After failing to locate him there, detectives learned that he was traveling with others in a white Ford Expedition on Highway 25 approaching Franklinton.
Detectives and Louisiana Probation and Parole agents set up surveillance on the highway and observed the described vehicle being driven by Becker. Two other persons were in the vehicle. Agents got behind the vehicle as it turned onto Highway 10 west and turned on their emergency lights. At this time, Becker sped away and led officers on a chase on Highway 10, Highway 440 and Vernon School Road, reaching speeds of 80 – 90 miles per hour.
As Becker attempted to turn onto Highway 1056 off of Vernon School Road, he lost control and the vehicle slid into a ditch on the west bound side of Highway 1056. Officers took Becker and the two other occupants into custody. After the subjects were detained, officers found a .380 semi-automatic pistol in the vehicle in close proximity to where the occupants were sitting.
Gary Michael Becker, Jr., 34, a resident of Hoyt Stafford Road near Franklinton, was arrested and placed in the Washington Parish Jail charged with Distribution of Heroin and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. He remains in jail with his bond set at $100,000.
Vivian Leann McAnnally Graves, 31, a resident of Magee Street in Franklinton, was arrested and placed in the Washington Parish Jail charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm. No bond has been set at this time.
Nicky L. Emmons, 32, also a resident of Magee Street in Franklinton, was arrested and placed in the Washington Parish Jail charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Failure to Appear. No bond has been set at this time.
The arrests of Becker and Duhon leaves two additional fugitives from the February drug dealer roundup. Juan DeJesus Magee, 33, last known address being Anthony Road in Franklinton, is wanted on a charge of Distribution of Heroin. Terrell Hoffman, 33, a resident of Montgomery Street in Bogalusa, is wanted on a charged of distribution of illegal drugs.
Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal had these words for parish drug dealers. “The arrests of Duhon and Becker should send a message to you that we will not back down from our pursuit of drug dealers in Washington Parish. If you continue to sell drugs, you will be arrested and placed in jail. We continue to look for Magee and Hoffman and we will find them.”
Seal also complimented the officers who made the arrests. “Our Drug Task Force Detectives do an excellent job and I commend them for their good work. I am grateful also for the assistance of Louisiana Probation and Parole agents. They are always available to assist us and they, too, do an excellent job.”