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PRESS RELEASE – Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

During the early morning hours of Aug. 20th, 2014, a Uniform Patrol Deputy conducted a traffic stop on I-20 in West Monroe.  Subsequent investigation revealed the driver, Quontell C. Gilliam, Monroe, LA., had approximately 5.5 lbs. of packaged Marijuana in the car.  Gilliam was arrested and booked at OCC on...
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PRESS RELEASE – TWO ARRESTED IN ARSON INVESTIGATION

  An arson investigation conducted jointly by the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Investigators and the Ouachita Parish Fire Department has resulted in the arrest of Laurence William McDonald, age 48 and Jennifer Ann Cormier, age 48, both of Calhoun.  During the investigation of a recent fire damaging an occupied residence...
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PRESS RELEASE – TRAFFIC STOP YIELDS 39 KILOS OF COCAINE

On August 9, 2014, deputies with the Metro Narcotics Street Crime Unit initiated a traffic stop of a commercial tractor-trailer car hauler on I-20 near Camp Road in West Monroe.  Subsequent investigation revealed 39 kilos of powder cocaine were in a hidden compartment of one of the vehicles on the...
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PRESS RELEASE – Three Arrested in Methamphetamine Ring Investigation

The Metro Narcotics Street Crime Unit, comprised of Metro Narcotics, the Ouachita Sheriff’s SCAT Team and the West Monroe Police Street Crimes Unit, conducted an operation in the 200 block of Wheelis Street in West Monroe August 7, 2014.  The investigation resulted in the arrest of three West Monroe residents...
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UPDATE: Suspect Arrested, Stolen UTV Recovered

Ouachita Sheriff’s Investigators have arrested a suspect and recovered a UTV stolen on July 22, 2014 from the Treasure Island area in Ouachita Parish.  Keith W. Ranburger, age 46, Pineville, La. has been arrested and booked at OCC with one count of Felony Theft.  The Polaris Razr UTV that was stolen...
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