Terrebonne Parish drug sweep nabs dozens of suspects

Terrebonne Parish drug sweep nabs dozens of suspects

HOUMA, LA (WVUE) - The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics Task Force conducted an early morning drug sweep targeting several suspects accused of trafficking in narcotics.

The operation was sparked by the death of Montegut resident Loni Redmond, who was found dead in a friend's home in August 2015. Her death was ruled a drug overdose.

Her death was the catalyst for a lengthy investigation by TPSO narcotics agents that began in August.

Since then, arrest warrants have been issued for 80 suspects primarily from Pointe-aux-Chenes, Montegut and Chauvin.

The suspects were placed under arrest and, in the investigation, were connected primarily by the distribution and use of methamphetamines, heroin and marijuana.

Wednesday morning, TPSO narcotics agents, and authorities from several different law enforcement agencies assisted with executing the arrest warrants.

The operation began at approximately 7 a.m.  As of 11 a.m., 35 warrants were executed.

Sixteen of the warrants had been executed over the past month, and one suspect with outstanding warrants is currently hospitalized from a shooting incident this past weekend and will be charged upon release from medical care.

Twenty-eight warrants are still outstanding as of 11 a.m.

No one was injured during the operation and all suspects were transported to the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex where they await bond hearings.

The following is a list of warrants still outstanding in connection with this investigation:

  • Nicole Vaughn
  • William Bryant III
  • John Fanguy
  • Jessie Beebe
  • Saul Cheramie
  • Taylor Chauvin
  • Shawn Varnado
  • Dex Hebert
  • Jared Triche
  • Dustin Ber
  • Corey Leblanc
  • Jason Sevin
  • Robin Pitre
  • Anthony Authement
  • Cassie Toups
  • Lee Dupre
  • Antonio Coutee
  • Travis Dardar
  • Jacoby Lett
  • John Neville
  • Glen Picou
  • Terrance Winslow
  • Melinda Whipple
  • Danny Dupre
  • Jamie Theriot
  • Craig Thibodeaux
  • Kentrell Howard
  • Carl Plaisance.

Please see the embedded photo gallery for a photograph and list of charges for each suspect.

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