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28-year-old Louisiana man arrested on drug charges

When an individual is arrested, it can have dramatic consequences on his or her life. Even if one succeeds in getting the charges dropped or dismissed, the simple act of being arrested and accused of a crime can damage a person's reputation and interrupt his or her employment. Drug charges in particular can be very detrimental to the reputations of an accused individual.

21 people arrested in Louisiana for drug charges

On Friday, Nov. 15, a total of 21 different arrests were made by drug agents while they conducted a raid at a Louisiana hotel. In total, Louisiana State Police made 14 felony arrests and seven misdemeanor arrests during the incident. The people arrested will face drug charges, among other criminal allegations.

2 Louisiana juveniles arrested on drug charges

When drug charges are brought against Louisiana residents, they come with the threat of punishments such as probation, community service and/or jail time. For this reason, it is important that anyone accused of drug charges takes those allegations seriously while defending themselves in court. Fortunately, a lot can be done to improve an individual's legal situation by employing various criminal defense techniques in the state of Louisiana.

Police sweep nets 18 alleged street dealers on drug charges

Some of the jingles that the police come up with these days to tag their drug roundups sound like rock song titles or maybe wrestle-mania themes. Recently, a Louisiana drug net coined the name "Throwback -- Takedown" for a sweep in Opelousas that netted 18 arrests, mostly on drug charges. They started the raid dramatically by using a battering ram at 5:30 a.m. to break down the door to their first target.

Drug charges may have false investigative trails ordered by DEA

Most Americans seem to prefer ignoring charges of excessive government surveillance in favor of preserving a less challenging personal comfort zone. After all, the surveillance is intended to catch terrorists. We now learn that a secret unit of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is providing information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to agents in Louisiana and nationwide to engender criminal drug charges against Americans. This doesn't involve national security, but the agency nonetheless forbids reference to its involvement.

Drug charges in Lake Charles crack down on crystal meth ring

It seems that elements of the horse racing business have become active players in the importation of lab quality methamphetamine into the state. Officials in Lake Charles and the Louisiana parish of Calcasieu announced that 18 persons were arrested on drug charges as part of a year-and-a-half-long investigation of methamphetamine activities. They were allegedly part of a network of people funneling lab quality crystal meth into the Lake Charles area. In a newsworthy twist, several of the people arrested were jockeys, owners, or trainers in the horse racing industry.

Agents enter home with guns drawn but bring no drug charges

When a bunch of narcotics agents go busting into a house with guns drawn, it's hoped that they know whose house they're barging into and that they really have a need to show such violent force. Lafayette narcotics agents and deputies say that they executed two search warrants looking for synthetic marijuana at a business and a home. In Louisiana, it's not common practice to go into a residence or a business for that matter with guns drawn. In this case, the risk of danger was even higher because no drug charges were even lodged against anyone.

Drug charges accuse man of running drug business from his SUV

There's a popular fictional story about a lawyer who works out of his luxury Lincoln. In real life, police in Louisiana recently arrested a man accused of operating his drug business out of his Cadillac Escalade. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office arrested the 41-year-old male suspect on drug charges and accused him of selling drugs from his SUV.

Arrests for designer drugs include drug charges in Louisiana

You don't often, if ever, see the federal authorities execute a drug sweep on a national basis, hitting drug locations in 35 different states and five countries all in the same day for the same drug enterprise. But DEA officials have done it recently in connection with the so-called largest synthetic drug bust ever. The focus in this raid is on two designer drug categories: synthetic marijuana and bath salts. Authorities, working alongside local enforcement agencies, served more than 150 arrest warrants for drug charges, including 11 in Louisiana.

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