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“OPERATION PILL BROKER” - Thursday, December 10, 2009
During the early morning hours of Wednesday, December 9, 2009, Narcotics Agents began executing warrants in conjunction with a 4 month operation named “Operation Pill Broker”. The investigation's focus was to target individuals involved in the illegal sale of prescription narcotics. While targeting “pill brokers” we also were able to make several cases involving the distribution of Crack Cocaine, Marijuana and other related drug charges. These investigations and arrests were made by the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Narcotics Task Force with the assistance of Louisiana State Police Narcotics Agents, Probation and Parole Officers and Investigators from the Louisiana Attorney General's Office.

Sheriff Mike Waguespack states “that there is an alarming trend nationwide and studies have indicated that prescription drug overdose deaths are on the rise. There are some very alarming statistics and our office continues to see a steady increase in prescription drug abuse. We will continue our efforts to see that individuals involved in illegal sales of prescription and any other controlled dangerous narcotics are held accountable. Through this first round of arrests, we hope to raise the level of awareness of the problem in our community which may result in more investigations of illegal prescription drug dealers who prey on addicts dependent on these drugs.”

The following individuals have been arrested or and are being held for the following charges:


1. Michael Cedotal DOB 5/31/91 7376 Hwy 1 Belle Rose La 70341
14:24 Principal to Dist. of Sch I (Marijuana) $10,000.00
40:966A.1 Dist. of Sch I (Marijuana) $15,000.00
40:966A.1 Dist. of Sch I (Marijuana) $15,000.00

2. Drew Albarado DOB 10/30/89 6928 Hwy 996 Belle Rose La 70341
40:966A.1 Dist of Sch I (Marijuana)$15,000.00
40:967A.1 Dist of Sch II (Crack Cocaine)2counts $100,000.00
40:967A.1 Dist of Sch II (Amphetamine)$50,000.00
40:967A.1 Dist of Sch IV (Alprazolam)$50,000.00

3. Felicia A. Daigle DOB 11/11/85 126 Rayne Ct. Bayou L'Ourse La 70380
40:967A.1 Dist of Sch II (Crack Cocaine)$50,000.00
14:91.13 Illegal use of a CDS in the presence of persons under
17 years of age $15,000.00

4. Donald Navarre Jr. DOB 1/28/70 145 Ratliff Rd Napoleonville La 70390
40:967A.1 Dist of Sch II (Crack Cocaine) 2counts $50,000.00

5. Ernest Adams DOB 8/7/73 3178 Hwy 308 Napoleonville La 70390
40:966A.1 Dist of Sch I (Marijuana) $50,000.00
14:91.13 Illegal us of a CDS in the presence of persons under
17 years of age $25,000.00

6. Herbert Morales DOB 7/16/86 110 Tut St Pierre Part La 70339
40:967A.1 Dist of Sch II (Crack Cocaine) $50,000.00

7. Rose Esneault DOB 12/13/83 6525 Hwy 1 Belle Rose La 70341
40:967A.1 Dist of Sch II (Crack Cocaine) $100,000.00
40:966A.1 Dist of Sch I (Marijuana) $15,000.00

8. Allie Arcement DOB 8/17/90 3229 Hwy 70 Pierre Part La 70339
40:967A.1 Dist of Sch II (Oxycontin) $50,000.00

9. Janice Cavalier DOB 12/14/63 101 Michel Rd Pierre Part La 70339
40:967A.1 Dist of Sch II (Crack Cocaine) $50,000.00
14:91.13 Illegal use of a CDS in the presence of persons under
17 years of age $ 10,000.00

10. Brandon Hood DOB 7/19/89 215 West 2nd St Donaldsonville La 70346
14:95E Illegal Carrying of weapons during Dist of a CDS $15,000.00
14:24 Principal to Dist of Sch I (Marijuana) $10,000.00
14:24 Principal to Dist of Sch II (Crack Cocaine) $10,000.00
40:967A.1 Dist of Sch II (Crack Cocaine)3counts $150,000.00
40:966A.1 Dist of Sch I (Marijuana)2counts $65,000.00
40:969A.1 Dist of Sch IV (Alprazolam) 2counts $100,000.00

11. Kenneth Falgoust Jr. DOB 10/22/89 6725 Hwy 1 South Belle Rose La 70341
40:967A.1 Dist of Sch II (Crack Cocaine)$50,000.00
40:969A.1 Dist of Sch IV (Alprazolam)$50,000.00
40:967A.1 Dist of Sch II (Adderall)$50,000.00

12. Jerrod Knockum DOB 11/3/76 Chetimatches Street Donaldsonville La 70346 Subject is being held in Ascension Parish Jail with a detainer
for Assumption Parish.
40:966A.1 Dist of Sch I (Marijuana)
40:967A.1 Dist of Sch II (Crack Cocaine)

13. Betty Metrejean Businelle DOB 10/25/64 316 South Bay Rd Pierre Part La 70339
Was Booked as a fugitive -- Charges for a St. Mary Parish Warrant
with a preset bond of $100,000.00
40:969A.1 Dist of Sch IV (Klonopin)
40:967A.1 Dist of Sch III (Lortabs)

14. Michael Morales DOB 10/01/66 342 South Bay Rd Pierre Part 70339
40:981 Distribution of oxycodone to persons under the age of eighteen $75,000.00

15. Cody Nelson DOB 9/23/1988 400 Martin Luther King Street Napoleonville La 70390
40:966A.1 Principal to Distribution of Marijuana
Bond not set yet as of time of this press release

16. Charles Richard Jr. DOB 08/16/1991 115 Pugh Street, Paincourtville La. 70391
40:966A.1 Dist of Sch I (Marijuana) $35,000

17. Brennan Mitchell DOB 12/22/1982 122 Hwy 1014 Labadieville, La 70390
Probation Violation (Probation and Parole Warrant)


There are outstanding warrants for five (5) other individuals wanted for various drug related charges associated with this investigation.

Also, five (5) additional subjects are wanted for warrants issued by Probation and Parole.

See second attachment which details the photos of the arrested and wanted individuals.

If you have any information concerning the whereabouts of these wanted persons, please do not hesitate to call the Sheriff's Office at 985-369-7281.

If any members of the press need any additional information concerning this press release, please contact Sheriff Mike Waguespack.