LPSO: 21 arrested in Walker drug busts
WALKER - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office has announced the arrest of 21 individuals who were detained in multiple drug busts Tuesday.
According to Sheriff Jason Ard, LPSO worked with several other agencies to complete "Operation Wildcat", which involved executing a series of search warrants in Walker. As a result of the operation, $17,000 worth of illegal drugs and several firearms were seized and removed from the streets of Livingston Parish.
Agents retrieved 400 grams of marijuana, 400 prescription pills, eight grams of crack cocaine, 62 grams of powder cocaine, $7000 in cash, and three firearms.
A senior LPSO detective said it was the biggest operation he'd ever seen between multiple agencies that didn't involve a natural disaster. Sheriff Ard thanked the involved agencies as well as the residents of Livingston for assisting the sheriff's office.
"I mean it when I say there is zero tolerance when it comes to illegal drugs in our community. Point blank, if you want to involve yourself with that type of activity in Livingston Parish, then prepare for a visit from us," Sheriff Ard said.
The following people were arrested in the operation and are currently in prison:
- Sean Walker, 46
- Deondra Hookfin, 22
- Robert Brumfield, 18
- Blake Butler, 23
- Christopher Lott, 18
- Chad Parker, 36
- Daryl Carter, 19
- Tosha Felder, 34
- Kolby Stewart, 18
- Stephen Kinchen, 34
- Clinton Russell, 24
- David Carter, 31
- Lashunda Carter, 27
- Kendric Rushton, 39
- Justin Cannon, 37
- Justin Harper, 34
- Walter Felder, 44
- Devon Henderson, 24
- Shane Taylor, 25
Two more were arrested, but are now out on bond. Barry Fortenberry, 39, and Meleika Morris, 26, have both been released.
Sheriff Ard gave special thanks to the following agencies for assisting in the operation: The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations, Probation and Parole, Denham Springs Police Department, and the DEA Baton Rouge Resident Office.
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