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

On the 26th of January 2022 the Evangeline Parish Sheriff Departments K-9 Unit conducted a traffic stop on Lanse Bleu Road, for a traffic violation. While the Deputy was speaking to the driver, she noticed several indications of possible drug use. K-9 Diego was deployed and gave a positive alert on the truck. A search was conducted and large amount of narcotics were recovered. This led to the following action.

 Joey Wayne Manuel

1044 Rougeau Lane

Mamou, LA. 70554

W/M Age 40

He was charged with

Possession with intent to distribute Methamphetamine over 100 grams

Possession of Marijuana

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Cited for a traffic violation



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 reporting information will remain anonymous.    

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