Jul 22, 2011 6:13 PM by Press Release
Chief Neal Lartigue with the Ville Platte Police Department reports multiple arrests for narcotics in the past week. During undercover operations 4 arrests were made and a separate arrest during a traffic stop brings the total to 5 arrests according to Chief Lartigue.
Okinawa Arvie, 30, of 819 N. Soileau St. was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Arvie was booked and remains incarcerated at the Ville Platte City Jail with no bond information available at this time.
Terrell Guillory, 25, of 413 Young St. was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and simple possession of marijuana. Guillory was booked and remains incarcerated on a $ 15, 000.00 bond set by Judge J. Larry Vidrine.
Roy Serie, 34, of 504 Southwest Railroad was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Serie was booked into the Ville Platte City Jail and released on a bond.
Nikki Gallow, 29, of 112 East Desoto Street was arrested and charged with distribution of crack cocaine. Gallow was booked into the Ville Platte City Jail and released on a $7,500.00 bond set by Judge Thomas Fuselier.
During a traffic stop Matthew Boutte of 2912 First Ave, Lake Charles was arrested and charged with No seat belt, no driver's license, no vehicle insurance, switched license plate and possession of Schedule IV. Boutte was booked into the Ville Platte City Jail where he remains incarcerated with no bond information available at this time.
Chief Lartigue commends the officers and detectives who have been working diligently to combat the narcotic problem in the city. "We are showing the citizens that we are serious about reducing narcotics traffic in Ville Platte. Lartigue said, "We are standing by our promises and working hard for our community to be a safer place for everyone." Lartigue reminds everyone that the anonymous tip calls are extremely helpful in fighting the war on drugs and ask for your continued support.
If you have information on illegal narcotics or any other crime you are asked to call the Ville Platte Police Department at 363-1313. All callers will remain anonymous.