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Washington Parish raid nets drugs, nabs dealers

Officer collected more than $17,000 in a pre-dawn drug raid. (Source: Washington Parish Sheriff's Office) Officer collected more than $17,000 in a pre-dawn drug raid. (Source: Washington Parish Sheriff's Office)
BOGALUSA, LA (WVUE) -

A raid in Washington Parish netted a large supply of drugs and the two men selling those drugs, according to the Washington Parish Sheriff's office.

The raid was carried out Washington Parish sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force carried out the raids and seized a large amount of drugs, over $17,000 in cash and five guns.

Arrested in the raid were Kenneth Wayne Williams, 35, and Kerry Wayne Forrest, 43, both of Ann Street in Bogalusa.

Both Forrest, whose street name is “Pooky Wayne”, and Williams, whose street name is “Koaltree,” have lengthy criminal records.

Forrest has more than two dozen arrests for various drug offenses and other criminal violations.  Williams also has multiple arrests for various drug offenses and other criminal violations.

The following was seized in the raid:

  • 39 grams of heroin
  • 49 grams of crack cocaine
  • 24 grams of powder cocaine
  • 14 grams of methamphetamine
  • 8 grams of marijuana
  • numerous narcotic pills
  • $17,052 cash consisting primarily of $100 bills
  • 1 AR-15 rifle
  • 3 shotguns
  • 1 pistol
  • 16 cell phones
  • 4 sets of scales used to weigh drugs

Forrest is charged with:

  • Distribution of Schedule I Drugs -- (two counts)
  • Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule I Drugs
  • Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs (4 counts)
  • Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule III Drugs
  • Possession of Schedule IV Drugs
  • Possession of Schedule V Drugs
  • Possession of an Alleged Substance
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Williams is charged with:

  • Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule I Drugs
  • Possession With Intent To Distribute Schedule II Drugs
  • Possession of Schedule IV Drugs
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of an Alleged Substance
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance With Weapon Present
  • Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm
  • Failure to Appear – Misdemeanor
  • The Drug Task Force includes officers from the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Franklinton Police Department and the Bogalusa Police Department.  They were assisted by officers from Rayburn Correctional Center.

Each man was placed in the Washington Parish Jail without bail.

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