August 5, 2014, was a good day for the honest, hard-working citizens of Washington Parish and a bad day for drug dealers.
A months long Sheriff’s Office investigation into the sale of illegal drugs in Washington Parish resulted in a drug roundup on August 5, when officers from the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office, Franklinton Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration, Rayburn Correctional Center and the Louisiana Department of Probation and Parole saturated the parish with twenty-five warrants in hand. Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal accompanied the officers on the roundup.
Arrested during the August 5th roundup and placed in the Washington Parish Jail were:
Cynthia A. Amacker, 55, Bogalusa, Distribution of Schedule II Drugs, $75,000 bond
Jessica M. Archuleta, 32, Franklinton, Distribution of Schedule II Drugs, $75,000 bond
Adarrio Darnell Berry, 35, Franklinton, Distribution of Schedule I Drugs, $75,000 bond
Kimberly H. Cox, 36, Tylertown, MS, Distribution of Schedule II Drugs, Issuing Worthless Checks, Failure to appear, $75,000 bond
Felix Herbert DiCharry, 43, Bogalusa, Distribution of Schedule I Drugs, Distribution of Schedule II Drugs, no bond.
Charles A. Forbes, 54, Bogalusa, Distribution of Schedule II Drugs, $75,000 bond
Steven Jermaine Green, 26, Angie, Distribution of Schedule II Drugs, $75,000 bond
Patrick Hart, 37, Franklinton, Distribution of Schedule II Drugs, $75,000 bond
Morris LaPaul Jefferson, 34, Bogalusa, Distribution of Schedule II Drugs, Attachment, Simple Battery, $75,000 bond
Joshua Lee Martin, 31, Franklinton, Distribution of Schedule II Drugs, Failure to Appear, no bond
Mona L. McMillan 35, Thomas, Distribution of Schedule II Drugs, $75,000 bond
Brenton Morris, 25, Bogalusa, Distribution of Schedule II Drugs, $75,000 bond
Sade Janey Sims, 27, Franklinton, Conspiracy to Distribute Schedule I Drugs, four counts of Failure to Appear, $75,000 bond
Tiara Nicole Wilson, 23, Franklinton, Distribution of Schedule II Drugs, $75,000 bond.
Each of the fourteen arrestees remains in the jail at this time.
Missed during the roundup but still a target for arrest are:
Gregory S. Cambre, w/m, 49, believed to be out of the parish
Monigue Cambre, w/f, age unknown, believed to be out of the parish
Greg Conerly, b/m, 26, Bogalusa
Johnny Crosby, w/m, 36, Bogalusa
Veronica Gatlin, b/f, 48, Bogalusa
Randy Jerrell, w/m, age unknown, Thomas
Landon Jones, w/m, 22, Franklinton
Byron Kaigler, b/m, 30, Franklinton, believed to be in the Hammond area
Jamal McGowan, b/m, 30, Angie
Clifton Earl Raford, b/m, 58, Angie
Justin Terrell, w/m, 30, Thomas
Anyone knowing the location of any of the above wanted persons should notify the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office at (985) 839-3434.
A bonus during the drug roundup was the recovery of a Honda four wheeler which is reported stolen out of North Carolina. The vehicle was recovered at the resident of wanted suspect Jamar McGowan in the Angie community.
Sheriff Randy Seal was quick to comment on the investigation and arrests. “We have been targeting these drug dealers for a long time. We knew they were selling drugs and it took a while to make a solid case against each one of them. They have been arrested now and will have to face a judge and jury to explain why they knowingly sold drugs in our parish. We missed a few on this roundup because they weren’t home, but we will get them soon. You can count on that.”
“I am sick and tired of drug dealers and their related crimes,” said Sheriff Seal. “Most burglaries and thefts in our parish can be directly tied to the drug trade. We know the names of other drug dealers and we are working daily to build cases against them. Once we have enough evidence to sustain a conviction, we will obtain a warrant for their arrest. The Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force has done an excellent job and I commend them for their efforts. I am very grateful to the other agencies which provided manpower to make these arrests. We have a great relationship with each of these agencies and it is good to have the DEA involved in our efforts to combat the drug trade in Washington Parish.”
“If you are a drug dealer, child molester, sexual predator, thief, wife beater or any other kind of criminal, I am putting you on notice,” continued Sheriff Seal. “We are watching you and we will always have room for you in the Washington Parish Jail. Once we catch you, it will be our pleasure to give you an escort directly to jail.”