Warrant roundup in three parishes nets arrests and narcotics

Warrant roundup in three parishes nets arrests and narcotics
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POSTED: Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 7:30pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 7:34pm

Over 100 Narcotics Agents began executing arrest and search warrants in Assumption, Lafourche and Terrebonne Parish in conjunction with an 8 month undercover operation named “Operation Shop Closed”.

This investigation began as a follow up on concerned citizens’ complaints concerning drug trafficking in Kingston Subdivision located in Labadieville (Assumption Parish).

As intelligence was developed it was discovered that the suspects were part of a large operation and were deemed “High Level” drug dealers.

Assumption Narcotics Agents partnered with Louisiana State Police and U.S. Department of Justice-Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and expanded the scope of this investigation which has resulted in the closing down of a major cocaine distribution ring in the Tri-Parish Area. These investigations, arrests and conducting of search warrants were made with the team efforts of the following law enforcement agencies: Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force, Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, Thibodaux Police Department, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana State Police (Troop C Patrol, Narcotics, SWAT, HIDTA, Technical Support Unit, CID and Air Support), DEA, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Louisiana National Guard and Louisiana State Department of Public Safety-Probation and Patrol.

Several assets including a house in Labadieville, two cars and cash will be seized as part of this operation. Cocaine and cash were recovered during the search warrants this morning. The amounts and weights of cash and drugs are currently being processed by Narcotics Agents and have not been finalized as of the time of this release. However, at one location in Assumption Parish over $68,000 in cash was seized.

The following 8 suspects have been arrested or are wanted for Distribution of Cocaine and/or Racketeering and Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Dangerous Substances. The arrested suspects are being held at Various Detention Centers and are in the process of being booked as of the time of this release.  

Tremel Patterson,  (Arrested in Assumption Parish)
Age: 29
Labadieville, LA
Charges: Racketeering & Distribution of Cocaine

Onre Batiste (Arrested in Assumption Parish)
Age: 24
Labadieville, LA
Charges: Racketeering & Distribution of Cocaine

Tommy Thompson (Arrested in Assumption Parish)
Age: 27
Labadieville, LA
Charges: Racketeering & Distribution of Cocaine (4 Counts)

Kevin Truehill (Wanted in Assumption Parish)
Age: 29
Napoleonville, LA
Charges: Racketeering & Conspiracy

Stacey Matthews (Arrested in Lafourche Parish)
Age: 42
Thibodaux, LA
Charges: Racketeering & Distribution of Cocaine

Larry Woods (Arrested in Assumption Parish)
Age: 54
Napoleonville, LA
Charges: Racketeering & Conspiracy

Anthony Herron (Arrested in Assumption Parish)
Age: 27
Labadieville, LA
Charges: Racketeering & Conspiracy

Beardes Herron (Arrested in Assumption Parish)
Age: 25
Labadieville, LA
Charges: Racketeering & Conspiracy
  

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