eight arrested in heroin trafficking probe in Washington Parish


Washington Parish authorities said they have arrested eight men described as key players in heroin trafficking in the Bogalusa area.

The arrests, announced Wednesday (Dec. 13), were made over several months after a lengthy investigation by the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Louisiana State Police Narcotics Division, with help from the Bogalusa Police Department and Louisiana Office of Probation and Parole, authorities said.

Information provided by concerned citizens aided the investigation, the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

The following men were arrested on state charges.

Brandon M. Brister, 35, of Bogalusa. He was arrested Nov. 2, and booked with conspiracy to possess narcotics with intent to distribute, convicted felon in possession of a firearm and possession of stolen property. It was the 10th time he’s been in the Washington Parish jail since 2007, the release said.

Fernando Brister, 28, of Bogalusa. Brister was arrested May 25 and booked with distribution of Schedule I drugs, possession with intent to distribute Schedule I drugs, 11 counts of possession with intent to distribute Schedule II drugs and possession with intent to distribute Schedule III drugs.

Jashma Lavar Crumedy, 28, of Bogalusa. He was booked June 6 with distribution of Schedule I drugs, possession with intent to distribute Schedule I drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Darius J. Dobson, 23, of Bogalusa.  Dobson was arrested Oct. 2 on charges of possession with intent to distribute Schedule I, Schedule II, Schedule III and Schedule IV drugs, possession of controlled dangerous substances with a weapon present and possession of Schedule V drugs.

Markus Kortez Mark, of Angie.  He was booked Oct. 2 and transferred to another facility on Nov. 27 where he awaits trial. He faces charges of distribution of Schedule I drugs, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to appear in court, two counts of possession with intent to distribute Schedule I drugs and possession with intent to distribute Schedule II, Schedule III, Schedule IV and Schedule V drugs.

Alex Jerrob Miller, 36, of Bogalusa. Miller was arrested Nov. 20 on charges of distribution of Schedule I drugs, possession with intent to distribute Schedule III drugs, possession of a stolen firearm, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance with a weapon present. He was also booked on four outstanding warrants.

David Bernard Miller, 33, of Bogalusa. He was arrested Oct. 10, booked with distribution of Schedule I drugs, possession with intent to distribute Schedule II drugs, possession of Schedule V drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Michael Miller, 30, of Bogalusa. Miller was booked Oct. 5 on three counts of distribution of Schedule I drugs, two counts of distribution of Schedule II drugs, possession with intent to distribute Schedule III…



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