Agents caught up with 40 people in a massive drug roundup which included the arrest of three wanted fugitives.

Federal officials have announced that 13 have been arrested on federal charges and 27 people have been arrested on state charges following an investigation into drug trafficking activities in the area that began in 2016.

This long-term investigation, dubbed Operation Hustle City, was conducted by the DEA’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force which is comprised of federal, state, and local law enforcement officers working jointly on drug trafficking cases in the Western District of Louisiana.

The investigation has resulted in 4 separate indictments charging 13 people with federal drug charges. The prosecution of these defendants is also part of the Department of Justice’s ongoing effort to reduce violent crime in our community.

The suspects are accused of conspiring to distribute and possess methamphetamine and marijuana.

The defendants named in the four separate indictments and their charges are as follows:

Shamariay Duntae Locke, a/k/a “Shu,” a/k/a “Supa Shu,” 35, Haughton, LA

Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana – one count
Distribution of marijuana – two counts
Distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine – one count
Jeremy Rechard Francis, a/k/a “Casper,” 37, Shreveport, LA

Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana – one count
Distribution of marijuana – two counts
Rico Deangelo Lawrence, 34, Shreveport, LA

Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana – one count
Distribution of marijuana – one count
Distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine – 4 counts
Lawrence, who has a prior federal drug trafficking conviction, is also charged with a sentencing enhancement based on his criminal history
Robert Lynn Baulkman, a/k/a “Fridge,” 34, Shreveport, LA

Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana – one count
Distribution of marijuana – one count
Distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine – one count
Danny Glen Roy Welch, 45, Shreveport, LA Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana – one count
Distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine – one count

Frank Gilford Joshua, IV, a/k/a “Bubba,” 33, Shreveport, LA Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana – one count
Distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine – 4 counts

Keynon Letray Frazier, IV, a/k/a “Green Eyes, 25, Shreveport, LA Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana – one count Distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine – 2 counts

Michael Shane Haynes, IV, 42, Bossier City, LA Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana – one count
Distribution of marijuana – one count

Garrett Oshann Sudds, 38, Bossier City, LA Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana – one count
Distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine – 1 count

Henry A. Wright, a/k/a “Tweety,” 41, Shreveport, LA Distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine – 3 counts

Arnelius Danta Terrell, 32, Shreveport, LA Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana – one count
Distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine – 2 counts

Ladarrell Cortrell Washington, 39, Shreveport, LA Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine – one count
Distribution of methamphetamine – 3 counts

Schyler Algernon Smith, 31, Shreveport, LA Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine – one count
Distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine – 1 count
Smith also charged with a sentencing enhancement based upon his criminal history
These defendants have been arraigned in federal court, with the exception of Schyler Algernon Smith, who is in custody and will be arraigned at a later date, and three men who are currently fugitives: Rico Deangelo Lawrence, Keynon Letray Frazier and Ladarrell Cortrell Washington.

Lawrence, Frazier, and Washington are aware that they are wanted and should be
considered as armed and dangerous and should not be approached by non-law
enforcement.

Anyone with information on where these men could be is urged to contact Shreveport DEA Office at (571) 362-4972 or the U.S. Marshal’s Service Violent Offender Task Force by using their online tip portal at: www.usmarshals.gov/tips.

In addition to the defendants who are facing federal charges, this joint law enforcement operation also resulted in the following individuals being arrested on state charges:

Jeff Aldridge, Many, LA;
Williams Brooks, 58, Shreveport, LA;
Deandre Brown, 24, Shreveport, LA;
Timothy Colbert, 32, Dallas, TX;
Marcus Davis, 41, Shreveport, LA;
Mischa Early, 42, Shreveport, LA;
Dallas Edwards, 18, Shreveport, LA;
Jamarcus Edwards, age and city unknown;
Chad Feazell, 42, Shreveport, LA;
Eric Gilliam, age and city unknown;
Robert Guyer, 22, Shreveport, LA;
Ronnie Holden, age and city unknown;
Dominique Jackson, 30, Bossier City, LA;
Samyah James, 19, Las Vegas, NV;
Ceazar Love, 27, Shreveport, LA;
Tra Moore, 26, Houston, TX;
Valerie Noble, 28, Wasco, CA;
Corey Parker, 35, Bossier City, LA;
Blake Perot, 32, Bossier City, LA;
Toledo Prim, 52, Shreveport, LA;
Kelvin Roberson, 37, Shreveport, LA;
Iyana Rodgers, 23, Tomball, TX;
Mykendrick Shandle, age and city unknown;
Brandon Small, 36, Shreveport, LA;
Jayson Smallwood, 22, Bossier City, LA;
Brian Snider, 39, Haughton, LA; and
Joey Steele, 44, Bossier City, LA.

Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook said, “This operation serves as a model of what can be accomplished when federal, state, and local law enforcement join forces to target drug trafficking and other violent crime. This investigation is ongoing and anyone who may have additional information about these defendants or their associates are asked to contact the DEA immediately.”

DEA Special Agent in Charge Brad L. Byerley said, “Drug dealing and violent crime often go hand in hand and spread fear and destruction in our communities. These investigations and resulting arrests clearly demonstrate the combined strength that federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies bring to bear in the battle against these drug traffickers and strike a significant blow to their drug trafficking organizations. We are leveraging our respective resources and expertise to achieve results that we could not accomplish on our own. Our combined, concentrated efforts are making communities safer by disrupting the flow of dangerous drugs to our neighborhoods.”

Caddo Parish District Attorney James E. Stewart, Sr. said, “We were happy to participate in this interdictive operation and look forward to further cooperative endeavors to make our community safer.”

Shreveport Police Department Chief Ben Raymond added: “Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are committed to reducing violence in our area. Operation Hustle City is but one example of our ongoing efforts to reduce the criminal element; an element that contributes to violent crime and affects all of our residents.”

Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator said, “I appreciate and applaud the difficult and dangerous work performed by each deputy, officer, and agent. Their dedication is the story, not the actions of a bunch of thugs.”