The Richland Parish Sheriff Office conducted a traffic stop at 4 a.m. May 11 on LA Hwy 583 (Bee Bayou) for improper lane use. Deputies became suspicious of the driver due to his behavior and were able to obtain consent to search the vehicle. Upon searching the deputies found seven baggies of suspected marijuana, and 10 suspected ecstasy pills. The driver, Antoine Lashay Johnson, 42, of Monroe, was charged with improper lane usage, no insurance, open container, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute ecstasy.
The Town of Delhi has been named the Cleanest City in the State by the Louisiana Garden Club Federation.
“This is a stepping stone toward improving the town,” Delhi Mayor Jesse Washington said. “This is a big accomplishment which wouldn’t have been possible without the people of Delhi and the town workers cooperating to achieve this.”
U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy will be the guest speaker at this year’s Memorial Day program at 11 a.m. May 27 at the Northeast Louisiana Veteran’s Cemetery.
Cemetery director Tim Johnson reminds those wishing to participate that parking is limited due to large crowds and asked people to carpool when possible.
In addition, service organizations wishing to place a memorial wreath during the program should contact Johnson at 318-728-4346.
Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop F began investigating a crash shortly after 4 p.m. May 16 on Sumlin Ranch Road just east of Rayville that involved a car and a Kansas City Southern train.
This crash took the life of both the driver and passenger of the car.
Several board members of the Richland Parish Chamber of Commerce traveled to Baton Rouge last week to attend Northern Exposure, which is essentially “North Louisiana Day” at the legislature.