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Four Men Facing Drug Charges, Officers Seize 33 Lbs. Of Marijuana

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AVOYELLES PARISH, La. - Deputies say they arrested three men and seized $39,000 worth of marijuana in Simmesport.

Authorities say that late Wednesday afternoon, deputies seized the marijuana, one .380 caliber semi-auto handgun, scales and a quantity of packing material from 123 Riverside Drive where they found the men.

Seven children, ages 3 to 12-years-old were also found at the residence at the time of the arrest, according to police reports. Child services were called to place the children in proper care.

Darrell Brown, 32, of 115 John Street of Simmesport was charged with possession of schedule I CDS with intent, possession of firearm or carrying concealed weapon and seven counts of cruelty to juvenile.

Kevin Brown, 35, of 6325 Wales Street in New Orleans was charged with possession of schedule I CDS with intent, possession of firearm or carrying concealed weapon, seven counts of cruelty to juvenile and contempt to fail to appear in traffic.

Edward Wilson, 51, of 9892 Highway 1 in Lettsworth, La., was charged with possession of schedule I CDS with intent, possession of firearm or carrying concealed weapon and seven counts of cruelty to juvenile.

The marijuana was packaged in gallon bags containing many smaller bags that police say is consistent with the street sales of illegal drugs. Twenty-nine additional gallon bags containing suspected marijuana were also seized. 

Deputies also issued an arrest warrant for Richo Robinson, 21, of Simmesport in connection to this investigation. If arrested, police say he will be charged with possession of schedule I CDS with intent, possession of firearm or carrying concealed weapon and seven counts of cruelty to juvenile.

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