ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley says a 33-year-old man from Ball has been sentenced to two years in prison for growing and selling marijuana. She said Thursday that Sidney Earl Wheeler III, of Ball, pleaded guilty to manufacture of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute. Finley... more »
NEW YORK (AP) - Small business owners are growing more pessimistic. A survey taken by the National Federation of Independent Business during September shows that owners became more pessimistic as employment and sales remained weak. The NFIB's index of owner optimism has fallen 0.1 point to 92.8. The survey does... more »
SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (AP) - Operators of the Palisades nuclear plant in southwestern Michigan say they're making progress in the face of a series of safety issues and a poor report card from federal regulators. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission held another in a series of public meetings in South Haven... more »
Narcotics agents arrested one man in connection with a shake and bake methamphetamine operation in Carencro Friday, after finding by-products in the 600 block of Benoit Road. Agents said they've seen a significant increase in meth labs just this year alone.
Glenn Usie's step-son, Brett Barrilleaux, was arrested in... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Red light cameras and low-riding pants won't be banned statewide. Gay couples in Louisiana still won't be able to adopt children together. Bars and casinos will remain smoke-filled. And Louisiana will keep its lieutenant governor. Few things are certain as the Louisiana Legislature heads into... more »
OAK GROVE, La. - One of the largest tomato growers in northeastern Louisiana says he will have a thin crop this year after his plants were damaged by an apparent herbicide overspray from a crop duster. Charles Holley says his 900 tomato plants in West Carroll Parish haven't produced a... more »
Two Scott men are under arrest tonight after police discovered the suspects growing marijuana in the attic of their home. Jason Jumonville II and Shawn Broussard both face several gun and drug related charges.
Police seized 103 high grade marijuana plants worth nearly $500,000 and two handguns.
PONCHATOULA, La. (AP) - A large-scale indoor growing operation for marijuana has been discovered in Pontchatoula.
Authorities say local and state police and federal drug agents found the site inside a trailer next to a residence. Additional searches turned up more plants inside the house and in a shed.... more »
The St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force Funded by the Louisiana Law Enforcement Commission Through the Evangeline Law Enforcement Commission District
Press Release Date: 11-30-09
The St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force, consisting of St. Mary Sheriff Dept., Morgan City Police Dept., Patterson Police Department Franklin Police Dept.,... more »