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Here are mugshots received from Central Louisiana law enforcement agencies for the week of June 12, 2017. A criminal charge is a formal accusation that someone has committed a crime. All those pictured are innocent until proven guilty. To view those held in Rapides Parish detention facilities, go to www.rpso.org/inmates/all.
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Rapides Parish Sheriff’s deputies who pulled over two vehicles for traffic violations also found 20 pounds of marijuana and more than $4,000 in cash, according to a release.

Deputies patrolling on U.S. Highway 165 near the Allen Parish line stopped the two northbound vehicles. The three people inside were traveling together, and deputies had noticed that one driver only had on parking lights while the other was traveling too close, reads the release.

“As deputies approached the second vehicle occupied by two females, they detected a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle,” it reads.

The driver of the second car, 33-year-old Dwan Morieon Carter of Winnsboro, had an expired driver’s license. Carter gave deputies permission to search the car, which was owned by the driver of the first vehicle, 39-year-old John Henry Goods, also of Winnsboro.

Deputies found a large brick of marijuana with nine gallon bags of marijuana, all of which weighed just more than 20 pounds.

The deputies confirmed that Goods was the owner of the second car, then found him in possession of $4,640 in cash.

Carter and Goods, along with passenger Kelsi Briana Thomas, 30, of Bastrop, were arrested and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center.

Carter was charged with following too closely, possession of a controlled dangerous substance greater than 400 grams, criminal conspiracy, having an expired driver’s license and possession of drug paraphernalia. She later was released on a $23,250 bond.

Goods was charged with driving with parking lights, possession of a controlled dangerous substance I greater than 400 grams, criminal conspiracy, possession of a legend drug and possession of drug paraphernalia. He later was released on a $24,000 bond.

Thomas was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance I greater than 400 grams, criminal conspiracy and possession of drug paraphernalia. She later was released on a bond of $22,750 bond.

“Our aggressive enforcement into the transport of illegal narcotics into or through our parish will continue as the results speak for themselves” said Sheriff William Earl Hilton in the release.

 

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