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MUG SHOTS: 12 arrested in latest North Shore drug sting

A DEA agent says a dramatic increase in heroin use is likely because of a successful crackdown on prescription drugs. A DEA agent says a dramatic increase in heroin use is likely because of a successful crackdown on prescription drugs.
BOGALUSA, LA (WVUE) -

The Washington Parish Sheriff's Office, along with other law enforcement agencies, arrested twelve suspected drug dealers in its latest roundup.

The accused range in age from 22 to 71, and were caught selling heroin, cocaine and pills.

Officers began serving warrants before dawn on Wednesday.

This is the third drug roundup in the parish this year.

Sheriff Randy Seal said these latest arrests should serve as a warning to current and potential criminals.

“If you would get an honest job and get up and go to work like the good citizens of our parish, you wouldn’t be in jail. The formula is simple.  Work hard, get out of bed and every day and make a living for you and your family, and enjoy life in our community.  Or, sell drugs and go to jail.  Our jail may be crowded, but there is always room for you," Seal said.

Arrested and placed in the Washington Parish Jail were:

  • Jessica Rachalle Barber, 28, a resident of Mt. Hermon, charged with selling Schedule 1 drugs.  She remains in jail with her bond set at $100,000.
  • Dalvin J. Causey, 22, a resident of Franklinton, charged with selling Schedule 1 drugs.  He remains in jail with his bond set at $75,000.
  • Joseph Crain, 39, a resident of Franklinton, charged with selling Schedule I drugs.  He remains in jail with his bond set at $100,000.
  • Arnold Delonde, 71, a resident of Franklinton, charged with selling Schedule II drugs.  He remains in jail with his bond set at $75,000.
  • Phillip N. Jarrell, 40, a resident of Pine, charged with selling Schedule II and Schedule IV drugs.  He remains in jail with his bond set at $75,000.
  • Brandon D. Jefferson, 28, a resident of Franklinton, charged with selling Schedule I drugs and Failure to Honor Written Promise.  He remains in jail with his bond set at $75,000.
  • William Kennedy, 37, a resident of Angie, charged with selling Schedule II drugs and Failure to Appear.  He remains in jail with his bond set at $75,000.
  • Melissa S. Magee, 38, a resident of Angie, charged with selling Schedule II drugs and Schedule III drugs.  She remains in jail with her bond set at $75,000.
  • Henry James McMillan, 64, a resident of Angie, charged with selling Schedule II drugs.  He remains in jail with his bond set at $75,000.
  • Theresa Mixon Miller, 49, a resident of Bogalusa, charged with selling Schedule II drugs.  She remains in jail with her bond set at $75,000.
  • Blake Phelps, 33, a resident of Bogalusa, charged with selling Schedule II drugs.  He remains in jail with his bond set at $75,000.
  • Darryl Dewayne Powell, 42, a resident of Bogalusa, charged with selling Schedule I drugs and being a fugitive from another jurisdiction.  He remains in jail with his bond set at $75,000 on the drug charge.
  • Sherry Yeager, 37, a resident of Bogalusa, charged with selling Schedule II drugs, Failure to Appear, Failure to Honor Written Promise and Disturbing the Peace.  She remains in jail with her bond set at $75,000.

 “I am grateful for the participation of all the officers.  This should be an indication to drug dealers throughout the parish that our law enforcement agencies are working together to get drugs off of our streets,” Seal said.

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