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Deputies seized 100 Ecstasy tablets this week.

Deputies seized 100 Ecstasy tablets this week.

Ecstasy seized in arrest

Richland Parish Sheriff’s Deputies seized 100 Ecstasy tablets during a traffic stop Jan. 31.

Richland Parish Sheriff Gary Gilley said deputies spotted a vehicle parked in the middle of Harris Road in the Sugar Hill community at approximately 9:07 p.m. Jan. 31.

As deputies approached the vehicle the lone occupant was observed throwing a small bag underneath the front of the car as he was walking away.  Deputies made contact with the male subject who admitted throwing the bag underneath the car.  

Deputies retrieved the bag, which contained 100 Ecstasy tablets. 

Master Cattleman classes scheduled

The LSU AgCenter will host Louisiana Master Cattleman classes beginning March 9 at the AgCenter Scott Research and Extension Center in Winnsboro.

Since 2004, the Louisiana Master Cattleman program has awarded 1,359 certifications to cattle producers and ranchers throughout the state.

The program is a commodity-specific program designed to help beef producers become more profitable and environmentally sustainable, said AgCenter regional livestock specialist Jason Holmes.

Marijuana seized during traffic stop in Delhi

The Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office seized approximately 11 pounds of marijuana in Delhi Friday.

Richland Parish Sheriff Gary Gilley said the RPSO Deputies conducted a traffic stop Jan. 24 on a Toyota truck which failed to use a signal while making a turn off  Ohio Street onto Sapa Drive (Hydro) in Delhi.  

Deputies made contact with the driver, Silas White, 67, of Monroe.  

White gave several conflicting stories to deputies who then obtained permission to search the vehicle and discovered approximately 11 pounds of marijuana. 

Arrest made following S-Mart armed robbery

An arrest has been made following the Jan. 16 armed robbery of the S-Mart convenience store in Bee Bayou.

The Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Kendrix Matthews, 31, on Jan. 22 in connection with the robbery.  

Matthews, at the time of the armed robbery, was awaiting sentencing in March for a conviction of a being a felon in possession of a firearm where he was facing a nine-year jail sentence.  

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