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|Operation blows in more arrests|
An ongoing narcotics operation in Franklin Parish pulled in an average arrest-per-day as Operation "March Wind" ended its first full week Monday.
A total of 25 arrests have now been made by Franklin Parish Sheriff's officers as part of a six-month investigation. A total of 18 were apprehended in the early stages of the operation and seven persons on the warrant list were arrested through Monday.
A total of about five warrants remain outstanding, due to multiple charges on some individuals.
"March Wind" began in the early morning hours of March 2 with 16 Sheriff's deputies accounting for the first arrests. Bonds for those arrested in the past week range from $25,000 to two being held without bond.
Most recent charges range from distribution of illegal substances to possession of illegal drugs with intentions of distribution.
Franklin Parish Sheriff Steve Pylant praised his deputies for the operation.
"The planning as well as the execution deserves respect and thanks," Pylant said.
Latest arrests in connection with the operation include:
Demarquis Rollins, 22, 1604 Oak Street, Winnsboro—distribution of crack cocaine.
Jerry W. Williamson, 42, Rt. 1 Box 178, Winnsboro—distribution of crack cocaine.
Felix S. Neal, 25, 207 Ant. Flowers, Wisner—distribution of crack cocaine.
Tabony D. Heard, 30, P. O. Box 859 Walker, Wisner—two counts of distribution of Schedule II drugs.
Brandon T. Jordan, 22, 2311 Cypress Street, Winnsboro—possession of CDS, schedule II with intent to distribute.
Daniel D. Worlow, 19, 184 Newt Winters Rd., Winnsboro—possession of CDS II with intent to distribute; flight from officer; CDS II distribution/manufacturer.
Justin T. Montgomery, 18,1123 Hwy 869, Winnsboro—possession of CDS II with intent to distribute; CDS II, distribution/manufacture.
The total arrests have provided a marked increase in activity at the Franklin Parish Court House, especially during court hearings on Tuesdays.
On March 3, the parking lots at the facility were overflowing.
Many of the arrested are free on bond.