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Sheriff Charles R. Guillory, of the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office releases the following:

 On the 5th of January 2021 An Evangeline Parish Sheriff Deputy, conducted a traffic on a vehicle, for a traffic violation. The deputy made contact with the driver and advised of the reason for the stop. While the deputy was speaking to the driver, he could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from it. The deputy requested permission to search and it was granted. The deputy then recovered marijuana, a handgun, and drug paraphernalia. 

 Jessie Cole Rider

146 Highland Blvd

Ville Platte, LA.70586

W/M AGE 36

He was charged with

LA:RS: 40:966.C Possession of marijuana

LA:RS: 14:95. E Possession of a firearm in presence of CDS

LA:RS: 40:1023 Possession of drug paraphernalia

 As always, Sheriff Charles R Guillory and the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office is always seeking information on criminal activity and urges the Public to contact their Investigation Department via phone at 337-363-2161 or through the agency's website at Any person's reporting information will remain anonymous.    

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