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Deputies arrest 4 suspected drug dealers after alleged threat

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Decoby Henderson (Source: Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office) Decoby Henderson (Source: Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office)
Johnnie Gray Johnnie Gray
Zavery Gaither Zavery Gaither
Melvin North Melvin North
Deputies reported seizing these items from the suspects. Deputies reported seizing these items from the suspects.
HOUMA, LA (WAFB) -

Four suspected drug dealers were arrested after they were tracked down because one of them allegedly pulled a gun on a man.

The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office reported Decoby Henderson, 19, Johnny Gray, 17, Zavery Gaither, 18, and Melvin North, 22, were taken into custody Saturday on drug and weapons charges.

Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said one of his deputies in Houma was flagged down around 6 p.m. by a man claiming one of four men in a truck had pointed a handgun at him and threatened him. He added the victim was able to give detailed information describing the vehicle, including the license plate number, and the deputy was able to find it a short time later.

According to reports, the deputy spotted the truck on St. Charles Street at LA 311 (Little Bayou Black Drive) and tried to pull it over on Eagles Nest Court, which is off Little Bayou Black Drive. Authorities said at that point, Henderson, identified as the driver, jumped out of the truck and dove into the bayou.

Investigators reported deputies, with help from officers with the Houma Police Department, pulled Henderson from the bayou and took him back to the truck, where the other three suspects were. They added a gun, drugs, drug paraphernalia and money from drug sales were found. Below is a list of everything seized:

60 XTC/MDMA pills (worth $1,500)

About 4.5 grams of crack cocaine (worth $900)

About 2.4 lbs of marijuana (worth a little more than $6,500)

Cobra 9 mm pistol

$762 in cash "in denominations known to be associated with illegal narcotics distribution"

Digital scale

Plastic bags for packaging

All four suspects were booked into the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex on the following charges:

Possession with intent to distribute XTC/MDMA

Possession with intent to distribute crack

Possession with intent to distribute marijuana

Possession of a firearm with a controlled dangerous substance

Illegal proceeds derived from drug transactions

Bond information was not provided. The investigation is ongoing.

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