Fourteen Suspects Arrested in Long-Term, Multi-Agency Narcotics Investigation in Louisiana
Louisiana – Fourteen suspects have been arrested in a long-term, multi-agency narcotics investigation in Louisiana.
Fourteen individuals have been taken into custody as a result of a long-term narcotics investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies in Louisiana.
In May 2022, a group from the Louisiana State Police Narcotics/Violent Crimes Task Force started probing the unlawful distribution of controlled dangerous substances in the Bogalusa, Louisiana region of Washington Parish. This investigation unearthed several individuals involved in a Drug Trafficking Organization. With assistance from the 22nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office, the detectives successfully obtained several search warrants and arrest warrants for the charges of Drug Racketeering and Drug Conspiracy.
Seven residences were targeted on June 27, 2023, when LSP joined forces with the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Bogalusa Police Department, the United States Department of Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Louisiana Probation and Parole, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to carry out search warrants.
Consequently, the investigators confiscated luxury vehicles totaling a value of more than $250,000, along with $6,000 in American currency, 7 guns, more than 10 ounces of Heroin, and varying amounts of Marijuana, Crack Cocaine, and Methamphetamines. Moreover, a total of 13 individuals from Bogalusa were apprehended on charges related to narcotics.
The names and ages of the individuals are as follows: Michael Williams 62, Donelle Pigott 58, James Wise 34, Luther Whitten 65, Parrish Holloway 42, Jimell Magee 27, Brandon Morris 40, Stephan Pigott 60, Sheila Taylor 54, Michael Spikes 45, Stanley Roberts 66, Brittany Roberts 44, and Melvin Fields 66.
The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics apprehended Karon Weary, a 47-year-old individual, in Columbia, Mississippi, as part of their ongoing investigation.
The investigation is still ongoing and more arrests will be made soon. If anyone has any information about this investigation or any other criminal activity, they can reach out to the Louisiana State Police Criminal Investigation Division at 985-543-4182.
An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.