Traffic Stop by K-9 Unit Leads to an Arrest

The Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office (APSO) is proud to announce that our newly established K-9 Unit now has both a certified Narcotic Detection K-9 and a K-9 Tracker.  In mid-August 2022, (APSO) K-9 Deputy “Max” and his handler became certified in Narcotics Detection.  In April 2022, K-9 Deputy “Queen” and her handler became certified in tracking.

On September 5, 2022, at approximately 7:35 pm, while on patrol, an APSO K-9 Unit Patrol Deputy made a traffic stop on Preston Street in Marksville, LA.  Shortly thereafter, APSO K-9 Deputy “MAX” was called to duty.  MAX sniffed around the vehicle and aggressively alerted.  Further investigation and search of the vehicle resulted in the arrest of 30-year-old Dekareon Wells of Cottonport, LA for possession of forty-two (42) bags of Marijuana and three (3) Marijuana cigars/blunts.

Dekareon Wells was arrested for the offense of Possession of Schedule I with Intent to Distribute.  He was booked into APSO DC-1 in Marksville.  His bond was set at $25,000.00.  Wells bonded out and was released that same day.

Sheriff David L. Dauzat remains committed to making Avoyelles Parish a safer place. The Sheriff also thanks the dedicated professional law enforcement agents who work around the clock 24/7 to take illegal drugs off our streets, apprehend the offenders, and safely remove them from the streets of our Parish.

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Meet K-9 Deputy “Max”.  He understands the assignment.  Max’s nose knows.