Operation Fielder’s Choice

Operation Fielder’s Choice

19 Arrested on Drug Charges

“Operation Fielder’s Choice” netted 19 arrests including 17 for distribution charges, based on work performed by the Narcotic Detectives of the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office over several months, according to Sheriff Scott Franklin.

At 6 AM, Thursday, June 25, 2015, LPSO detectives and deputies began a narcotic round-up for cases narcotic detectives have been working on for several months, with warrants issued through 28th Judicial District Court.  The round-up was dubbed “Operation Fielder’s Choice” because of the three choices that Sheriff Franklin issued to drug dealers and users when he became Sheriff seven years ago.  Those three choices were (1) Quit; (2) Move Out of the Parish; or (3) Go to Jail. By Sunday morning, June 28, 2015, a total of 19 people had been arrested, with 17 of those facing distribution charges.

“I am proud of our narcotic detectives and the hard work and long hours they have put in during the past several months in making all these cases,” Sheriff Franklin said. “I think I speak for all the law-abiding citizens of LaSalle Parish when I commend them for their dedicated effort.”

“What I promised the citizens of this parish when I was first seeking this position holds just as true today, and we will not tolerate those who would impose their lifestyles on the innocent people of this parish, especially our young people,” he stated.

“Getting drugs off the streets and away from our folks is an ongoing job but our officers are dedicated to the task,” the Sheriff said. “Rest assured, our narcotic officers are always on the search for those who bring drugs into our parish to sell to our citizens. They will be apprehended and prosecuted.”

“Again, we appreciate the involvement of our citizens who report suspicious activities in their communities, and we investigate all tips furnished us by these citizens,” he said.

Arrests and Charges

Those arrested and charged include:

James Rosier, age 27, of Trout, LA – charged with Distribution of CDS I (Marijuana) Criminal Conspiracy to Distribute CDS I (Marijuana) and Contempt of Court.

Blain Bass, age 32, of Urania, LA – charged with Distribution of CDS I (Synthetic Cannabis) and Criminal Conspiracy to Distribute CDS I (Synthetic Cannabis).

Charles Keene, age 42, of Tullos, LA – charged with Distribution of CDS III (Hydrocodone) and Criminal Conspiracy to Distribute CDS III (Hydrocodone).

Sherie Keene, age 36, of Tullos, LA – charged with Distribution of CDS I (Synthetic Cannabis), Distribution of a Legend Drug, Distribution of CDS III (Hydrocodone), and Criminal Conspiracy to Distribute CDS III (Hydrocodone).

George Nobles, age 60, of Jena, LA – charged with Distribution of a Legend Drug.

Teresa Vanmeter, age 51, of Jena, LA – charged with 2 counts of Distribution of CDS IV (Clonazepam).

Becky Dyess, age 43, of Olla, LA – charged with (2 counts) of Distribution of CDS II (Lisdexamfetamine), Distribution of CDS IV (Clonazepam), and Distribution of a Legend Drug.

Melissa Danielle Lisenby, age 31, of Olla, LA – charged with Distribution of CDS II (Methamphetamine), Illegal Carrying of a Weapon during Distribution of CDS, and Criminal Conspiracy to Distribute CDS I (Marijuana).

James Boyett, age 33, of Jena, LA – charged with Distribution of CDS III (Hydrocodone).

Gusty McPherson, age 27, of Rhinehart, LA – charged with (2 counts) of Distribution of CDS I (Marijuana) and Theft of Goods.

Jada Mcbroom, age 35, of Olla, LA – charged with Criminal Conspiracy to Distribute CDS I (Synthetic Cannabis).

Brittany McLaughlin, age 29, of Tullos, LA – charged with Distribution of CDS III (Hydrocodone).

James Kimball, age 31, of Jena, LA – charged with Distribution of CDS II (Methamphetamine).

Samantha Peppers, age 24, of Jena, LA – charged with 2 counts of Distribution of CDS I (Marijuana), Distribution of CDS II (Methamphetamine), and 2 counts of Criminal Conspiracy to Distribute CDS II (Methamphetamine).

Karen Johnston, age 47, of Jena, LA – charged with (3 counts) of Distribution of CDS II (Methamphetamine) and 3 counts of Criminal Conspiracy to Distribute CDS II (Methamphetamine).

Shawn Johnston, age 45, of Jena, LA – charged with Distribution of CDS II (Methamphetamine) and 2 counts of Criminal Conspiracy to Distribute CDS II (Methamphetamine).

Robert Randall, age 33, of Olla, LA – charged with Distribution of CDS II (Methamphetamine) and Criminal Conspiracy to Distribute CDS II (Methamphetamine).

Porsha Solis, age 29, of Jena, LA – charged with Possession of CDS II (Methamphetamine) and Possession of CDS in the presence of a minor.

Robert Bordelon, age 53, of Rhinehart, LA – charged with Possession of CDS I (Marijuana), Possession of CDS II (Methamphetamine), and Illegal Possession of a Firearm by a convicted felon.

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