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Dozens arrested, 9 wanted in 'Operation Who's Next' drug sting

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A yearlong undercover drug operation in Plaquemines Parish led  to 54 arrests.

Sheriff Lonnie Greco announced the details of "Operation Who's Next" Tuesday morning. He said it is one of the largest undercover operations in the history of the sheriff's office.

Heroin, prescription drugs, crack cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine were among the illegal drugs confiscated.

Greco said they were purchased between September 2014 and September of this year.
Most of the arrests were the result of tips the sheriff's office received from citizens.

"As you see, no matter where you go, no matter who you talk to, no matter what part of the country you're in, the biggest problem you have is what you see today. A drug problem," Greco said.

The total approximate amount of illegal drugs purchased and/or seized during the investigation were as follows:

  • Marijuana – 278 grams
  • Prescription Pills – 228 dosage units
  • Synthetic Marijuana – 31.5 grams
  • Synthetic LSD – 25 hits (1 sheet)
  • Amphetamine – 19 dosage units
  • Heroin – 16 grams
  • Suboxone Strips – 11.5 dosage units
  • Crack Cocaine – 7 grams
  • Cocaine HCL (Powder Cocaine) – 4.5 grams
  • Methamphetamine – 3 grams
  • Counterfeit Heroin – 1 grams
  • Counterfeit Crack Cocaine – .3 grams

The names of the 45 arrested defendants are as follows:

  • Raymond Bartholomew, 26, 13040 Highway 23, Belle Chasse; Two counts of Distribution of Synthetic Marijuana and two counts of Distribution of Heroin
  • Bakari Blackson, 18, 236 Essex Street, Belle Chasse; Two counts of Distribution of Marijuana and one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana
  • Deontray Blackson, 24, 236 Essex Street, Belle Chasse; Two counts of Distribution of Marijuana and one count of Distribution of MDMA (Molly)
  • Joshua A. Bordelon, 27, 41945 Highway 23, Boothville; Distribution of Methamphetamine
  • Chad M. Buras, Sr., 54, 153 Rodi Lane, Buras; Distribution of Oxycodone and Distribution of Diazepam
  • Jean Rodriguez Cachaya, 23, 518 Victoria, Westwego; Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana
  • Anthony Clark, 21, 2308 Old Compton Road, Apartment D, Harvey; Distribution of Crack Cocaine
  • Alton Cotton, Jr., 50, 108 Cotton Lane, Belle Chasse; Distribution of Oxycontin
  • Andrew J. Daigle, 30, R P Lane, Buras; Distribution of Methamphetamine
  • Ronald J. Davis, 31, 113 Avist Lane, Boothville; Two counts of Distribution of Marijuana, two counts of Distribution of Synthetic Marijuana, and one count of Possession of Marijuana
  • Souksakhone Dongsavanh, 46, 145 Rambling Road, Empire; Two counts of Distribution of Marijuana and one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana
  • Dustin Dupre, 21, 617 East Bayou Road, Belle Chasse: Three counts of Distribution of Synthetic Marijuana and Heroin
  • Brandon L. Franklin, 19, 118 E Street, Apartment #1, Belle Chasse; Distribution of Marijuana and Distribution of Cocaine
  • Leander B. Gaines, Jr., 33, 130 West Marinovich Lane, Buras; Distribution of Synthetic Marijuana
  • James Garrison, 34, 138 Camelia Lane, Port Sulphur; Distribution Marijuana
  • Brian Gilley, 29, 132 Liberty Lane, Belle Chasse; Distribution of Hydrocodone and Distribution of a Legend Drug (Gabapentin)
  • Melissa M. Hadder, 31, 40810 Boothville River Road, Boothville; Possession of Alprazolam and Possession of a Legend Drug (Buspirone Hydrochloride)
  • Christian Hays, 25, 4800 Ken Court, New Orleans; Two counts of Distribution of Marijuana and one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana
  • Irelle A. McCollum, 27, 6136 Victorian Drive, Marrero; Distribution of Crack Cocaine
  • Kirk M. Maloney, Jr., 21,110 Main Street, Belle Chasse; Conspiracy to Distribute Clonazepam
  • Briana Marshall, 23, 120 Johnson Street, Port Sulphur; Possession of Marijuana
  • Gage Matherne, 19, 128 West Oak Grove, Belle Chasse; Distribution of Heroin
  • Don S. Merrick, 58, 39579 Highway 23, Boothville; Distribution of Crack Cocaine
  • Taylor Mine, 29, 513 East Bayou Road, Belle Chasse; Three counts of Distribution of Heroin and one count of Distribution of Lorazepam
  • Tylor Mine, 19, 513 East Bayou Road, Belle Chasse; Distribution of Heroin and Distribution of Lorazepam
  • Lyndell Mosley, 37, 514 Monroe Street, Gretna; Two counts of Distribution of Marijuana and one count of Distribution of Counterfeit Heroin
  • Carolyn F. Norris, 53, 105A Delta Street, Belle Chasse; Distribution of Hydrocodone, Distribution of Marijuana, and Distribution of a Legend Drug (Gabapentin)
  • Monyra Ny, 28, 120 Redman Lane, Buras; Distribution of Marijuana
  • Jamie L. Padgett, 37, 101 Omega Street, Belle Chasse; Distribution of Ultram and Distribution of Hydrocodone
  • Trenton M. Pavon, 20, 122 Good News Avenue, Belle Chasse; Conspiracy to Distribute Clonazepam
  • Jonathan M. Peoples, 24, 140 South Street, Port Sulphur; Two counts of Distribution of Synthetic Marijuana, one count of Distribution of Adderall and one count of Distribution of Hydrocodone
  • Eric S. Poland, 26, 103 Beta Street, Belle Chasse; Two counts of Distribution of Synthetic LSD and Heroin
  • Easley Quin, IV, 25, 2221 Breckenridge Drive, Harvey; Distribution of Heroin
  • Maurice Reddick, 18, 164 East Bellevue Lane, Port Sulphur; Distribution of Counterfeit Crack Cocaine
  • Alex Slate, 49, 107 Tiemakers Road, Belle Chasse; Distribution of a Marijuana
  • Vanity St. Ann, 27, 1090 Buras River Road, Buras; Distribution of Synthetic Marijuana
  • Renard Swanson, 49, 4482 Demontluzin Street, New Orleans; Distribution of Heroin
  • Nathan Sylve Sr., 33, 37748 Highway 11, Triumph; Distribution of Synthetic Marijuana
  • Breck L. Turner, 33, 193 St. Joseph Lane, Port Sulphur; Two counts of Distribution of Cocaine and one count of Distribution of Marijuana
  • Rayona Turner, 22, 133 Nelson Lane, Port Sulphur; Possession of Marijuana
  • Vincent Turner, Sr., 60, 27215 Highway 23, Port Sulphur; Two counts of Distribution of Crack Cocaine
  • Melanie West, 22, 103 Beta Street, Apartment #1, Belle Chasse; Three counts of Distribution of Clonazepam and Temazepam
  • Pamela J. Wilhelm, 51, 146 Dels Lane, Boothville; Two counts of Distribution of Marijuana
  • Jeffery L. Wilson, Jr., 34, 1330 Alvar Street, New Orleans; Two counts of Distribution of Heroin
  • Unidentified Juvenile, 16, Boothville; Possession of Clonazepam

The names of the 9 at-large defendants are as follows:

  • John F. Billiot, Jr., 25, 32248 Highway 23, Empire; Two counts of Distribution of Synthetic Marijuana
  • Natosha Dailey, 30, 32240 Highway 23, Empire; Two count of Distribution of Suboxone
  • William Dixon, 18, 112 Tiemakers Road, Belle Chasse; Distribution of Marijuana
  • Leandro Amed Gaytan-Dopico, 20, 105 New Street, Belle Chasse; Distribution of Marijuana
  • Jonathan Hingle, 31, 1089 Marvin Court, Harvey; Distribution of Marijuana and Distribution of Cocaine
  • Cynthia A. Johnson, 51, 187 Wildwood Drive, Buras; Distribution of Synthetic Marijuana
  • Jeremy Keller, 30, 4041 Glenmere Drive, Harvey; Two counts of Distribution of Crack Cocaine
  • Corey D. Picquet, 45, 377 Buras River Road, Buras; Distribution of Synthetic Marijuana
  • Leslie Roberts, 43, 583 Buras River Road, Buras; Distribution of Synthetic Marijuana

Greco urges anyone with information about these alleged crimes or the suspects who are still on the street to call (504) 564-2525 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

Mobile viewers can see the suspects' mug shots by clicking here.

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