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

On the 29 of October 2020 the Evangeline Parish Sheriff Department Criminal Patrol Unit, was traveling north on Chataignier street. Deputy Willis noticed a jeep commit a traffic violation. He stopped the vehicle at East Washington and Chataignier street. He made contact with the driver Craig Vidrine. He advised him of the reason for the stop. Deputy Willis also made contact with the two passengers. Deputy Willis then deployed k-9 Diego do to the actions of the occupants in the vehicle. K-9 Diego alerted to the presence of narcotics. Deputy Willis then performed a search of the vehicle, and the following arrest were made.

Shanie RiderShanie Rider
1126 Rollins Road                          
Ville Platte, LA.
Age 28 W/F
Was charged with
LA:RS: 14:95.1 Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
LA:RS: 40:1023 Possession of drug paraphernalia
Bond is pending

Martin Peter Johnson
626 North Oak street
Opelousas LA.
Age 41 B/M
Was charged with
LA:RS: 14:95.4 Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
Bond is pending

Craig Hunter Vidrine
200 Hwy 10
Opelousas, LA.
Age 32 W/M
Was cited for
LA:RS: 47:536 Switched license plate
LA:RS 32:415 Driving under suspension
LA:RS: 32:898 No insurance

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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