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Anti-drug task force arrests 37 suspects

Staff report

PLAQUEMINE - Iberville Parish law enforcement authorities arrested 37 alleged prescription drug dealers Thursday as part of an undercover investigation called Operation Prescribed Justice.

The drug sting began in the morning and was conducted throughout the day by the Law Enforcement Against Drugs Task Force formed by the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office and Plaquemine Police Department.

Undercover officers had been secretly targeting suspected drug dealers in the parish for several months before presenting evidence to a parish grand jury, which issued more than 60 sealed indictments for prosecution in 18th Judicial District Court.

Sheriff Brett Stassi said the undercover agents had placed special emphasis on prescription drug pushers.

Undercover officers made dozens of illegal prescription drug purchases from unsuspecting dealers throughout Plaquemine and other parts of Iberville Parish.

“The message is clear,” Stassi said. “People who want to deal drugs in Iberville Parish - we will continue to go after them until we can eradicate it.”

The 37 people arrested Thursday were booked into the parish jail on various drug-related counts.

The list of arrestees is provided by the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office and more arrests are expected:

- Sue Romig, Distribution of Schedule II (Lortabs)

- Polly Swilley, Distribution of Schedule II (Roxycodone)

- Robin Rivero, Distribution of Schedule II (Roxycontin)

- James Young, Distribution of Schedule I (Marijuana)

- John L. Johnson, Distribution of Schedule I (Marijuana)

- Jason Snowten, Distribution of Schedule II (Crack Cocaine)

- Tres Jordan, Distribution of Schedule I (Marijuana)

- Rodney Allen, Distribution of Schedule II (Hydrocodone)

- Jennifer Smith, Distribution of Schedule II (2 counts)

- Paula Albert, Distribution of Schedule II (Lortabs)

- Claude Rineheart, Distribution of Schedule II

- Anthony Young, Warrant/Distribution of Schedule II (Lortabs)

- Winnie Boudreaux, Distribution of Schedule II

- Bobby Hebert, Distribution of Schedule II (Roxicodone) 2 counts

- Clint Poston, Distribution of Schedule II and IV

- Allen Weatherford, Distribution of Schedule II (Oxycodone)

- Henrietta Thomas, Distribution of Synthetic Marijuana, probation hold West Baton Rouge

- Joshua Myles, Distribution of Schedule I (Marijuana)

- Ronald Guidry, Distribution of Schedule II (Percocet)

- Eugene Johnson, Distribution of Schedule IV (Xanax)

- Hosey Banks, Distribution of Schedule I (Marijuana)

- Cindy Alberes, Distribution of Schedule II

- Emanuel Anyaougu, II, Distribution of Schedule IV

- Deondre Carter, Distribution of Schedule I (Marijuana)

- Sterla Cox, Distribution of Schedule I (Marijuana)

- Jeremy Doakes, Distribution of Schedule I (Marijuana) Introduction of Contraband into penile institute, Possession of Marijuana

- Gordon Dorsey, Jr., Distribution of Schedule I (Marijuana)

- Louis Holden, Distribution of Schedule I (2 counts)

- Michael Lanieux,, Distribution of Schedule I (Marijuana)

- Tia Loubiere, Distribution of Schedule II

- Joshua Myles, Distribution of Cocaine, Distribution of Schedule II

- Glennis Piper, Distribution of Schedule II

- Alisa Strebeck, Distribution of Schedule II

- Ray Lipston Williams, Distribution of Marijuana

- Darrius Wilson, Distribution of Cocaine, Distribution of Marijuana

- Richard Miller, Distribution of Schedule II

- Reginald King, Distribution of Schedule I