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RPSO makes marijuana arrests

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Albert Charles Miller III Albert Charles Miller III
Keon Devont'e Gaines Keon Devont'e Gaines

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office investigation leads to arrest of two for drug possession. 

According to The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office, on September 25, RPSO Deputies arrested Albert Charles Miller III, 25, of 1842 Ulster Street Alexandria, La. and Keon Devont'e Gaines, 17, of 3716 Milton Street Alexandria, La. According to RPSO, on September 25, Deputies assigned to the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office Metro Division were on patrol in the area of Third Street in Alexandria due to recent complaints of drug activity. 

According to RPSO, Deputies observed a vehicle parked partially in the roadway and across the sidewalk in front of 2607 Third Street. After observing the driver leave the vehicle and walk onto the porch of the residence,  Deputies stopped to speak to him in reference to the vehicle's position. The driver, later identified as Albert Charles Miller III, walked back towards the vehicle with a plastic bag in his hand. Deputies said they saw Miller bend over and drop a bag containing Marijuana on the ground. Miller was detained as deputies contacted the passenger, Keon Devont'e Gaines. Deputies said they noticed three more larger bags of suspected marijuana on the floorboard. RPSO said Gaines and Miller were taken into custody without incident and advised of their Miranda Rights. During the investigation, RPSO said Deputies located an additional bag of Marijuana and a plastic bag containing Crack Cocaine in the driver's door. 

According to RPSO, Gaines and Miller were transported to the Rapides Parish Detention Center and booked. Miller was charged with Possession of CDS I to Distribute, Possession of CDS II and Simple Obstruction of a Roadway. Miller was later released on a $10,250.00 bond. Gaines was charged with Possession of CDS I to Distribute and Possession of CDS II and was later released on a $10,000.00 bond.

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