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GPSO, RPSO announce recent narcotics arrests following joint investigation

Published: Jun. 11, 2021 at 1:51 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 1:53 PM CDT
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GRANT PARISH, La. (KALB) - Grant Parish Sheriff Steven McCain held a joint press conference Friday morning with Rapides Parish Sheriff Mark Wood on the recent arrests of two suspects following an investigation of an attempt to get narcotics into the Grant Parish detention center.

$46,670 worth of methamphetamine and $9,580 worth of crack cocaine and $8,400 of marijuana were displayed on a table at the press conference.

“By this time today, if this wasn’t taken off of the streets, this would be put in the hands of our children and our grandchildren and people in the communities, and literally dealing life-sentences to people in many occasions, that leads down to a terrible path of addiction,” McCain said.

Demarcus Lionell Williams, 28, of Colfax, was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute hydrocodone, illegal carrying of a weapon with a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm with obliterated serial number, possession of drug paraphernalia, attempted simple escape, resisting an officer, prohibited acts - schedule III, a warrant for distribution of suboxone, a warrant for distribution of methamphetamine and a warrant for distribution of synthetic cannabinoids.

McCain added that Williams had just been released from jail in 2020 and was on parole until 2029.

“He was just released last year for distribution of drugs,” McCain said. “So this is not the first time that he’s been involved in this type of activity.”

Amber Adediran, 28, of Colfax, was also arrested for principals, distribution of cannabinoids/synthetic marijuana, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute hydrocodone, possession of drug paraphernalia and prohibited acts - schedule III.

“We are not going to stop working. Our message is very clear,” said McCain. “The message that we have to the drug dealers, is you can stop, you can go somewhere else, or we’ve got somewhere for you. And that’s in jail.”

“It takes all of us to fight this thing,” said Wood. “We’re fighting the same bad guys, and it all bleeds over to where we’re going. This gentleman here (Williams) has been a thorn in Grant Parish’s side for a little while. Hopefully, we can do something with him. Evidently, he’s not going to quit listening to his previous past.”

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