17 people were arrested early Tuesday morning following a 6 month undercover investigation by the Tri-Parish Drug Task Force. During the raid in Sabine Parish, Agents seized 3 ounces of Cocaine, 2 pounds of high grade marijuana, 300 Ecstasy tabs and 3 firearms.

DeSoto Parish sheriff’s Capt. Ray Sharrow, the head of the Task Force, says that big drug roundups like these are effective in making an immediate and noticeable impact on the movement of drugs in a community.

The following individuals have been booked into the Sabine Parish Detention Center as a result of the investigation:

  • James E. Alford, 51, of Florien, conspiracy to distribute Schedule II CDS;
  • Hardy L. Booth, 40, of Many, distribution of Schedule II CDS ;
  • Justin J. Calhoun, 29, of Many, distribution of Schedule II CDS (2 counts);
  • Jamie L. Collier, 39, of Florien, conspiracy to distribute Schedule IV CDS, distribution of Schedule IV CDS, illegal use of CDS in the presence of person under 17, possession of firearm by convicted felon;
  • Jackie Dykes, 54, of Many, distribution of Schedule II CDS (2 counts), illegal use of CDS in the presence of person under 17;
  • Julia G. Easily, 35, of Many, distribution of Schedule II CDS (2 counts);
  • Howard D. Evans III, 33, of Many, distribution of Schedule II CDS (2 counts);
  • Rance Gasaway, 53, of Many, distribution of Schedule II CDS (2 counts);
  • Matthew C. Garner, 27, of Many, distribution of Schedule II CDS (2 counts);
  • Justin D. Holden, 26, of Many, distribution of Schedule II CDS (2 counts), distribution of Schedule I CDS;
  • Cardell A. Lynch, 48, of Zwolle, distribution of Schedule II CDS, distribution of Schedule IV CDS (2 counts), conspiracy to distribute Schedule IV CDS, illegal use of CDS in the presence of person under 17;
  • Frank Manning Jr., 37, of Many, possession of a firearm in the presence of CDS (2 counts), distribution of Schedule II CDS (2 counts);
  • Demarcus T. Morrow, 36, of Many, distribution of Schedule II CDS (4 counts), illegal distribution of CDS in the presence of person under 17;
  • Marcus F. Sibley, 41, of Many, distribution of Schedule II CDS (2 counts), possession of firearm with obliterated number, possession of Schedule I CDS with intent to distribute (2 counts), possess Schedule II CDS with intent to distribute, possession of firearm by convicted felon (2 counts), possession of drug paraphernalia (5 counts);
  • Dontray A. Smart, 48, of Many, distribution of Schedule II CDS (2 counts);
  • Clinton Staton, 58, of Zwolle, distribution of Schedule II CDS (2 counts);
  • Rodney L. Waller, 38, of Many, distribution of Schedule II CDS (2 counts).