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

 On the 27th of January 2022 the Evangeline Parish Sheriff Departments Patrol Division stopped a truck, on Godwin Avenue in the Reddell area in reference to a complaint. Once Deputies made contact with the driver and passenger, they could smell Marijuana coming from the truck. Narcotics agents along with   K-9 Diego were called to the scene and K-9 Diego alerted on the truck. A search of the truck resulted in a large amount of narcotics being recovered. This led to a search warrant of the passenger's residence. Once Agents entered the residence, they found more narcotics and a sawed of shotgun, and dead canines. This led to a claim of ownership of the narcotics and the following arrest.

 Cody Michael Wardlaw

117 East Oak Street

Ville Platte, LA.

W/M Age 26

He was charged with

Possession with intent to distribute Methamphetamine 101 grams

Possession of schedule 2

Possession of a firearm by convicted felon

Possession of an illegal Shotgun (sawed of obliterated numbers)

Parole Violation

Cruelty to animals



Per Sheriff Charles R. Guillory

 Over the past 24 hours the Evangeline Parish Sheriff Department has seized over two hundred grams of high-grade Methamphetamine from the streets of our parish, with an estimated street value of $ 10,000.00.

 My department will continue to work hard and diligent to clean up our parish, from the plague that these drugs are causing.


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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