The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest of eleven people in the culmination of an investigation by the Lafourche Parish Drug Task Force, Louisiana State Police and the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office. On Tuesday, December 4, agents arrested David LeBlanc, 47, of 259 New Haven Street in Raceland, a mid-level methamphetamine dealer they had been investigating for the past 18 months. Ten others have been arrested, including eight this week alone, after agents obtained arrest warrants through the investigation.
On Tuesday night, December 4th agents went to LeBlanc’s residence in an attempt to arrest him on two warrants for distribution of methamphetamine. Upon arrival, they located LeBlanc outside his home, and he was taken into custody without incident. Agents executed a search warrant on the residence and discovered various drug paraphernalia, suspected marijuana, a small amount of suspected methamphetamine, as well as 34 firearms. LeBlanc was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center where he was booked as per the warrants, and he was additionally charged with possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia, as well as illegal carrying of weapons in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance. He remains in jail in lieu of $160,750 bond.
The following people were also arrested this week in Lafourche Parish as a result of the investigation:
* Brandon Grabert, 25, of 4046 Highway 1, Raceland – principle to distribution of marijuana, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, illegal carrying of weapons in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of steroids and drug paraphernalia
* Wallace Trosclair, 42, of 416 Church Street, Raceland – possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and a legend drug, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia
* Allen Gaudet IV, 32, of 9003 Highway 1, Lockport – principle to distribution of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, Roxicodone, Soma (carisoprodol), a legend drug, and drug paraphernalia
* Bethany Ougel, 23, of 240 E. Dresner Street, Lockport - possession of marijuana, Suboxone and drug paraphernalia
* Billy Bellanger Sr., 57, of 252 New Haven Street, Raceland – principle to distribution of methamphetamine and contempt of court
Louisiana State Police, accompanied by narcotics agents from Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes, also arrested three people in Terrebonne this week in relation to the investigation. Michael L. Kell, 41, Molly Windwehen, 24, and Jennifer Carnley, 39, are each charged with distribution of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession with Intent to distribute Xanax, and possession of drug paraphernalia. All three subjects were booked into the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex.
Prior to this week’s arrests, agents had previously arrested two others in connection to the investigation. Ricky Trosclair, 25, of 2861 Highway 1 in Raceland was arrested in October for possession of cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia, distribution of methamphetamine, illegal carrying of a weapon in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, driving under suspension and resisting an officer. Kacy Lynn Dufrene, 33, of 221 Central Lafourche Drive in Raceland was also arrested in November for possession of methamphetamine.
Sheriff Webre commended the efforts of all those involved. “I want to thank the Louisiana State Police, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Louisiana Department of Probation and Parole who all cooperated and worked with us during this investigation,” said Sheriff Webre. “I also want to congratulate our Lafourche Parish Drug Task Force for another outstanding job.” The task force is comprised of narcotics agents from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, Thibodaux Police Department and Lockport Police Department.
“We will continue to be relentless in our fight to keep methamphetamine and other dangerous drugs off our streets,” continued Sheriff Webre. “We hope this investigation is an eye-opener for those who may have avoided arrest thus far. Regardless of whether you are a mid-level dealer, a manufacturer, or a user, we will find you, and you will be arrested.”
Posted on Fri, December 7, 2012