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Drug charges filed against 2 former sheriff's deputies

Two individuals who used to be police officers in Louisiana are now facing criminal charges. They face drug charges and/or other charges in a grand jury indictment that was recently made public. Most of the charges were filed against a man who is 49 years old, while a 27-year-old man also faces a charge.

The 49-year-old man's charges include conspiring to possess oxycodone and cocaine and intending to distribute them. He has also been charged with robbery, falsifying records and possessing a gun while committing a violent crime. Meanwhile, the 27-year-old man faces a charge of falsifying records during a federal investigation.

Woman faces multiple drug charges following fight with husband

A woman was recently arrested on charges related to drugs in Louisiana after getting into an altercation with her husband. The incident occurred at an intersection of a street and U.S. Highway 167. The woman facing drug charges is 34 years old.

According to police, when they got to the scene of the altercation, the husband was wiping himself off after the wife had tossed a drink at him. Police said they noticed a small bag of marijuana on the floor on the passenger's side of the couple's car. They later determined that more than 3 grams of marijuana were in the baggie.

Manager accused of theft and fraud at casino

A man in Louisiana recently reached a plea deal after facing charges of theft as well as white collar crime. Specifically, he has been accused of fraud. The man facing charges was a casino general manager.

He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor after he and a chief financial officer were taken into custody on multiple criminal charges. The arrests took place following an internal investigation that Louisiana's Chitimacha Tribe conducted. State troopers also conducted an investigation that helped lead to the arrests.

Prostitution, drug charges filed following undercover operation

Four individuals in Louisiana were arrested following an operation that was done undercover at a hotel. They currently face prostitution and drug charges. The arrests were made starting late on a Thursday night to early the next morning.

According to the police's investigation, a 30-year-old man was serving as a pimp for two women. A third one was reportedly engaging in prostitution. When police made contact with the man and one of the first two women, they reportedly found several marijuana blunts. Authorities also allegedly discovered a cigarillo that was used for smoking marijuana and a glass pipe that had methamphetamine residue on it.

Man in Louisiana accused of several sex crimes

A man in Louisiana has pleaded guilty to both child pornography and sexual battery. The man was sentenced on a recent Monday for these sex crimes. He is expected to spend 25 years behind prison bars.

According to police, these criminal acts were discovered back in 2014 when a woman read in the diary of her daughter that the man had inappropriately touched the girl. The girl was 6 years old then. When the mother questioned the daughter about it, the girl reportedly told her that the inappropriate touching had taken place several times.

Militia leader faces gun and drug charges in Louisiana

A militia leader in Louisiana was recently indicted on criminal charges. According to the felony indictment in federal court, the 47-year-old man faces gun and drug charges, including distributing methamphetamine (three counts). The other charges include possessing and intending to distribute meth, as well as possessing a gun to commit a crime of drug trafficking.

The man was taken into custody in a town where his wife is a day care owner. Authorities said they learned about him while conducting an investigation into domestic terrorism. The man was suspected of engaging in drug dealing with large amounts of meth. He also reportedly stated that he had access to more than 80 guns.

Sex crime charges filed against security guard

A security guard at a hotel in Louisiana currently faces a charge of sexual assault. According to police, the guard assaulted a guest at the hotel. As with other criminal accusations, these sex crime charges must be proved beyond a reasonable doubt before any conviction is possible.

Police said they received word of a sexual assault taking place at around 4:45 a.m. on a recent Saturday. A woman at the hotel reportedly told authorities that she woke up and found the man atop her and assaulting her sexually. She told police she recognized him as the man who had helped her to get into her room the night before.

Close look at evidence can help defense in embezzlement case

When a person in Louisiana is accused of committing a white collar crime, the individual's reputation and future are at stake. Fortunately, an individual accused of a crime such as embezzlement is always presumed innocent until and unless his or her guilt is proved in a court of law. This individual's criminal charge must be proved beyond a reasonable doubt before a conviction can happen.

Besides embezzlement, other white collar crimes that can lead to time behind bars include money laundering and various types of fraud, ranging from bank fraud to loan and insurance fraud. An attorney for a person facing a criminal charge for a white collar crime will explore all aspects of the evidence that prosecutors intend to present. This is because succeeding in a criminal case is possible only if defense counsel knows more than the prosecution does.

Man faces drug charges after search of residence

A Louisiana man is currently in custody on drug charges following a search of his home. Police said they discovered drugs in the man's house, along with a high-powered weapon. The man facing drug charges is 32 years old.

Police said they executed a search warrant on a recent Thursday morning, in the early morning hours. While at the man's house, they reportedly found marijuana and crack cocaine. They also allegedly discovered a high-powered rifle that was loaded.

Man pleads guilty to drug charges, sentenced to prison

A man in Louisiana was recently sentenced to prison for committing a serious drug crime. The man was arrested back in 2014 for trafficking drugs via the mail. He later pleaded guilty to several federal charges, including drug charges, and has been sentenced to a decade behind prison bars.

The 45-year-old man pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute over 500 grams of the drug methamphetamine. He additionally pleaded guilty to having a gun with the goal of furthering his drug conspiracy. According to police, from 2013 to 2014, the man received an estimated 25 packages of the drug from suppliers in a nearby state. The packages arrived at his house through Fed Ex.

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