Score:   1
Docket Number:   WD-LA  5:20-cr-00220
Case Name:   USA v. WRIGHT
  Press Releases:
SHREVEPORT, La.  – Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook and United States Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) Special Agent in Charge Brad L. Byerley announced today that 13 defendants have been arrested on federal charges and 27 defendants have been arrested on state charges following an investigation into drug trafficking activities in the Shreveport/Bossier City area that began in 2016.

This long-term investigation, dubbed Operation Hustle City, was conducted by the DEA’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (“OCDETF”) which is comprised of federal, state, and local law enforcement officers working jointly on drug trafficking cases in the Western District of Louisiana. The investigation has resulted in 4 separate indictments charging 13 individuals with federal drug charges. The prosecution of these defendants is also part of the Department of Justice’s ongoing effort to reduce violent crime in our community.

The indictments allege that these individuals conspired to distribute and possessed with intent to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana. The defendants named in the four separate indictments and their charges are as follows:



Defendant Name





Charges





Shamariay Duntae Locke, a/k/a “Shu,” a/k/a “Supa Shu,” 35, Haughton, LA





Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana – one count

Distribution of marijuana – two counts

Distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine – one count



 

Jeremy Rechard Francis, a/k/a “Casper,” 37, Shreveport, LA





Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana – one count

Distribution of marijuana – two counts

 





Rico Deangelo Lawrence, 34,

Shreveport, LA





Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana – one count

Distribution of marijuana – one count

Distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine – 4 counts

Lawrence, who has a prior federal drug trafficking conviction, is also charged with a sentencing enhancement based on his criminal history

 





Robert Lynn Baulkman, a/k/a “Fridge,” 34, Shreveport, LA





Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana – one count

Distribution of marijuana – one count

Distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine – one count

 





Danny Glen Roy Welch, 45, Shreveport, LA





Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana – one count

Distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine – one count

 





Frank Gilford Joshua, IV, a/k/a “Bubba,” 33, Shreveport, LA





Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana – one count

Distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine – 4 counts

 



 

 



Keynon Letray Frazier, IV, a/k/a “Green Eyes, 25, Shreveport, LA





Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana – one count

Distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine – 2 counts

 





Michael Shane Haynes, IV, 42,

Bossier City, LA





Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana – one count

Distribution of marijuana – one count

Haynes also charged with a sentencing enhancement based upon his criminal history

 



 

Garrett Oshann Sudds, 38,

Bossier City, LA





Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana – one count

Distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine – 1 count

 





Henry A. Wright, a/k/a “Tweety,” 41, Shreveport, LA





Distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine – 3 counts

 





Arnelius Danta Terrell, 32, Shreveport, LA





Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana – one count

Distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine – 2 counts

 





Ladarrell Cortrell Washington, 39,

Shreveport, LA





Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine – one count

Distribution of methamphetamine – 3 counts

 





Schyler Algernon Smith, 31, Shreveport, LA





Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine – one count

Distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine – 1 count

Smith also charged with a sentencing enhancement based upon his criminal history

 



These defendants have been arraigned in federal court, with the exception of Schyler Algernon Smith, who is in custody and will be arraigned at a later date, and three men who are currently fugitives: Rico Deangelo Lawrence, Keynon Letray Frazier and Ladarrell Cortrell Washington.

Each of the defendant fugitives are aware that they are wanted and should be considered as armed and dangerous and should not be approached by non-law enforcement. Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of any of these defendants, please contact Shreveport DEA Office at 571-362-4972 or the U.S. Marshal’s Service Violent Offender Task Force by using their online tip portal at: www.usmarshals.gov/tips.

In addition to the defendants who are facing federal charges, this joint law enforcement operation also resulted in the following individuals being arrested on state charges:

Jeff Aldridge, 31, Many, LA;

Williams Brooks, 58, Shreveport, LA;

Deandre Brown, 24, Shreveport, LA;

Timothy Colbert, 32, Dallas, TX;

Marcus Davis, 41, Shreveport, LA;

Mischa Early, 42, Shreveport, LA;

Dallas Edwards, 18, Shreveport, LA;

Jamarcus Edwards, age and city unknown;

Chad Feazell, 42, Shreveport, LA;

Eric Gilliam, age and city unknown;

Robert Guyer, 22, Shreveport, LA;

Ronnie Holden, age and city unknown;

Dominique Jackson, 30, Bossier City, LA;

Samyah James, 19, Las Vegas, NV;

Ceazar Love, 27, Shreveport, LA;

Tra Moore, 26, Houston, TX;

Valerie Noble, 28, Wasco, CA;

Corey Parker, 35, Bossier City, LA;

Blake Perot, 32, Bossier City, LA;

Toledo Prim, 52, Shreveport, LA;

Kelvin Roberson, 37, Shreveport, LA;

Iyana Rodgers, 23, Tomball, TX;

Mykendrick Shandle, age and city unknown;

Brandon Small, 36, Shreveport, LA;

Jayson Smallwood, 22, Bossier City, LA;

Brian Snider, 39, Haughton, LA; and

Joey Steele, 44, Bossier City, LA.

“This operation serves as a model of what can be accomplished when federal, state, and local law enforcement join forces to target drug trafficking and other violent crime,” said Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook. “This investigation is ongoing and anyone who may have additional information about these defendants or their associates are asked to contact the DEA immediately.”

DEA Special Agent in Charge Brad L. Byerley said, “Drug dealing and violent crime often go hand in hand and spread fear and destruction in our communities.  These investigations and resulting arrests clearly demonstrate the combined strength that federal, state and local law enforcement agencies bring to bear in the battle against these drug traffickers and strike a significant blow to their drug trafficking organizations. We are leveraging our respective resources and expertise to achieve results that we could not accomplish on our own. Our combined, concentrated efforts are making communities safer by disrupting the flow of dangerous drugs to our neighborhoods.”

“We were happy to participate in this interdictive operation and look forward to further cooperative endeavors to make our community safer,” said Caddo Parish District Attorney James E. Stewart, Sr.

Shreveport Police Department Chief Ben Raymond added: “Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are committed to reducing violence in our area.  Operation Hustle City is but one example of our ongoing efforts to reduce the criminal element; an element that contributes to violent crime and affects all of our residents.”

“I appreciate and applaud the difficult and dangerous work performed by each deputy, officer, and agent. Their dedication is the story, not the actions of a bunch of thugs,“ said Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator.

An indictment is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Federal agencies including DEA, Department of Homeland Security, ATF, FBI, U.S. Marshal’s Service and U.S. Postal Inspection Service, all are working jointly with the Louisiana State Police, Shreveport Police Department, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office, Bossier City Police Department, Desoto Parish Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, Ruston Police Department and Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, in conducting this investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon B. Brown is prosecuting the federal cases.

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Description: The fiscal year of the data file obtained from the AOUSC
Format: YYYY

Description: The code of the federal judicial circuit where the case was located
Format: A2

Description: The code of the federal judicial district where the case was located
Format: A2

Description: The code of the district office where the case was located
Format: A2

Description: Docket number assigned by the district to the case
Format: A7

Description: A unique number assigned to each defendant in a case which cannot be modified by the court
Format: A3

Description: A unique number assigned to each defendant in a case which can be modified by the court
Format: A3

Description: A sequential number indicating whether a case is an original proceeding or a reopen
Format: N5

Description: Case type associated with the current defendant record
Format: A2

Description: A concatenation of district, office, docket number, case type, defendant number, and reopen sequence number
Format: A18

Description: A concatenation of district, office, docket number, case type, and reopen sequence number
Format: A15

Description: The status of the defendant as assigned by the AOUSC
Format: A2

Description: A code indicating the fugitive status of a defendant
Format: A1

Description: The date upon which a defendant became a fugitive
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which a fugitive defendant was taken into custody
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date when a case was first docketed in the district court
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which proceedings in a case commenced on charges pending in the district court where the defendant appeared, or the date of the defendant’s felony-waiver of indictment
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: A code used to identify the nature of the proceeding
Format: N2

Description: The date when a defendant first appeared before a judicial officer in the district court where a charge was pending
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: A code indicating the event by which a defendant appeared before a judicial officer in the district court where a charge was pending
Format: A2

Description: A code indicating the type of legal counsel assigned to a defendant
Format: N2

Description: The title and section of the U.S. Code applicable to the offense committed which carried the highest severity
Format: A20

Description: A code indicating the level of offense associated with FTITLE1
Format: N2

Description: The four digit AO offense code associated with FTITLE1
Format: A4

Description: The four digit D2 offense code associated with FTITLE1
Format: A4

Description: A code indicating the severity associated with FTITLE1
Format: A3

Description: The FIPS code used to indicate the county or parish where an offense was committed
Format: A5

Description: The date of the last action taken on the record
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which judicial proceedings before the court concluded
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which the final sentence is recorded on the docket
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which the case was closed
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The total fine imposed at sentencing for all offenses of which the defendant was convicted and a fine was imposed
Format: N8

Description: A count of defendants filed including inter-district transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants filed excluding inter-district transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of original proceedings commenced
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants filed whose proceedings commenced by reopen, remand, appeal, or retrial
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants terminated including interdistrict transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants terminated excluding interdistrict transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of original proceedings terminated
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants terminated whose proceedings commenced by reopen, remand, appeal, or retrial
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants pending as of the last day of the period including long term fugitives
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants pending as of the last day of the period excluding long term fugitives
Format: N1

Description: The source from which the data were loaded into the AOUSC’s NewSTATS database
Format: A10

Description: A sequential number indicating the iteration of the defendant record
Format: N2

Description: The date the record was loaded into the AOUSC’s NewSTATS database
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: Statistical year ID label on data file obtained from the AOUSC which represents termination year
Format: YYYY

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