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10 accused drug dealers off the streets during Operation New Sheriff in Town

Shabass Dantzler, Lawrence Hutchinson (Source: LPSO) Shabass Dantzler, Lawrence Hutchinson (Source: LPSO)
Daishawn Dantzler, Marcus Williams (Source: LPSO) Daishawn Dantzler, Marcus Williams (Source: LPSO)
Elijah Scott, Alden Matthew Allen (Source: LPSO) Elijah Scott, Alden Matthew Allen (Source: LPSO)
Joseph Deandre Chester, Donald Hutcherson (Source: LPSO) Joseph Deandre Chester, Donald Hutcherson (Source: LPSO)
Robert Obryan Thomas, David Lee Scott (Source: LPSO) Robert Obryan Thomas, David Lee Scott (Source: LPSO)
LIVINGSTON PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office says they have taken 10 drug dealers off the streets, and they're searching for other offenders during their "Operation New Sheriff in Town."

The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division, Probation and Parole, the Denham Springs Police Department, the Walker Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration are all a part of Operation New Sheriff in Town.

Since its inception in July 2012, members of the LPSO Narcotics Division have been tasked with identifying and removing drug dealers from the streets in Livingston Parish.

Operation New Sheriff in Town netted 10 arrests on Thursday.  Sheriff Jason Ard says "These individuals are prone to violence and have become a nuisance in our neighborhoods.  Our job is to remove them.  We accomplished that today."

The following were indicted by a Grand Jury on Felony Warrants for selling drug products to confidential informants or undercover officers and were arrested Thursday:

Joseph Deandre Chester, 25, of Springfield, La is charged with Distribution of crack cocaine. His bond has been set at $100,000.

Robert Obryan Thomas, 25, of Walker, La, is charged with distribution of crack cocaine and aggravated assault with a firearm. His bond has been set at $600,000.

David Lee Scott, 51, of Walker, La., is charged with distribution of crack cocaine and distribution of crack cocaine in the presence of a minor. His bond has been set at $200,000.

Shabass Dantzler, 23, of Springfield, La., is charged with three counts of distribution of crack cocaine. His bond has been set at $300,000.

Lawrence Hutchinson, 57, of Springfield, La., is charged with distribution of Hydrocodone. His bond has been set at $100.000.

Daishawn Dantzler, 24, of Springfield, La., is charged with three counts of distribution of crack cocaine. His bond has been set at $300,000.

Marcus Williams, 32, of Denham Springs, La. is charged with principal to distribution of crack cocaine. His bond has been set at $100,000.

Elijah Scott, 18, of Denham Springs, La,. is charged with distribution of crack cocaine. His bond has been set at $100,000.

Alden Matthew Allen, 25, of Denham Springs, La., has been charged with distribution of suboxone. His bond is set at $100,000.

Donald Hutcherson, 35, of Springfield, La., is charged with distribution of crack cocaine. His bond is set at $100,000.

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