Clean Streets targets drugs, guns, dealers

St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Capt. John Kahl, second from left, and Maj. Scott Anslum, third from left attended a press conference Tuesday in Scott announcing the outcome of the the four-day Clean Streets Project.
(Photo Courtesy of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office)

Eleven arrests, mostly of drug distributors, were made by St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office during participation in the four-day Clean Streets Project last week, according to a news release from Sheriff Mark Hebert.
The sheriff’s office joined with 14 other agencies for the operation, initiated by Lafayette Metro Police, which combined the efforts of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, the news release stated.
“All the agencies work together in a coordinated effort to get illegal narcotics and guns off of the streets,” sheriff spokeswoman Detective Traci Landry said. “These officers are not just fellow officers, but are friends and that allows them to work together effectively in a coordinated effort.”
The Clean Streets Project operated from May 14 to 17, Landry said.
Overall, the operation resulted in the successful seizure of over $400,000 in narcotics and a recovery of more than $24,000 in stolen property with 135 arrests, the news release stated.
St Mary Parish narcotics detectives conducted two search warrants during the project.
The project was a success in St. Mary Parish and was a significant force in getting narcotics distributors off the streets, Landry said.
For instance, Friday, the third day of the project, narcotics detectives went to arrest Treylon Jenkins, 20, on Guyther Street in Patterson on a warrant for drug and weapons charges and found him in his home with more drugs and weapons, Landry said.
When detectives knocked on the door, they observed Jenkins run into another portion of the residence so they entered the residence and observed Jenkins attempt to hide a container inside a bathroom, Landry said. Detectives found marijuana, a digital scale and a handgun inside the home, she said.
The warrant charges stemmed from a previous search warrant executed at Jenkins’ residence during which detectives located marijuana, two guns, and drug paraphernalia. Because of the original warrant and then the items found during Clean Streets Project, Jenkins was charged with two counts each for possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a handgun with a controlled dangerous substance.
The other arrests included:
Day 1
Ventress Loston for possession of schedule I (heroin), possession of schedule II (hydrocodone); Charlene Loston for resisting an officer; Taylor Smith on a warrant for possession of schedule II (Vyvance); and Michael Thibodeaux on a warrant for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia.
Day 2
Destinee Sims for possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a school zone, disturbing the peace by fighting; and Tommy Donati II on five warrants for his arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia.
Day 3
Jadi Williams on a warrant for distribution of marijuana and distribution of schedule III (Lortab); Keia Johnson on a warrant for distribution of schedule III (Lortab); Treylon Jenkins; Herman Lecarte Jr. on a warrant for distribution of crack cocaine; and Robin Gilbert on a warrant for distribution of crack cocaine.
Other agencies participating in the operation included Lafayette Police Department, Lafayette Sheriff’s Office, Lafayette City Marshal’s Office, Broussard Police Department, Youngsville Police Department, Carencro Police Department, Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office, St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office, Rayne Police Department, Crowley Police Department, Louisiana Probation and Parole, Department of Homeland Security, Scott Police Department and Louisiana State Police.

By PRESTON GILL pgill@daily-review.com

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