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WPSO: 6 arrested in drug roundup

The Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force, assisted by Louisiana State Police narcotics officers, recently concluded an investigation into the sale of illegal narcotics in Washington Parish. Six suspects were arrested and booked into the Washington Parish Jail.

The suspects were:

  • Dayon Deleco Dyson, 45, a resident of Hilltop Drive in Franklinton, was charged with battery, failure to appear in court and sale of illegal narcotics. This is Dyson’s sixth time in the parish jail since 2014 on various charges including several counts of failure to appear in court, aggravated flight from an officer, several traffic offenses and the sale of illegal drugs. His bond was set at $141,716.
  • Lacorte Jermaine Cooley, 30, a resident of Highway 35 in Sandy Hook, Miss., was charged with two counts of failure to appear in court and the sale of illegal drugs. This is Cooley’s fourth time in the parish jail since 2012 on various charges including theft, drug offenses, trespass and sale of illegal drugs. His bond was set at $151,500.
  • Keithen Ishman, 30, a resident of Breland Road in Bogalusa, was charged with two counts of sale of illegal drugs. This is Ishman’s fourth time in the parish jail since 2010 on various charges including convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm and numerous drug charges including his current charges. His bond was set at $200,000.
  • Jonathan Elmer Lowery, 42, a resident of Royal Street in Bogalusa, was charged with six counts of sale of illegal drugs. According to jail records, this is Lowery’s first time in the parish jail. His bond was set at $250,000.
  • Dominique Dykes, 29, a resident of Greenlaw Street in Franklinton, was charged with two counts of sale of illegal drugs and contributing to the delinquency of juveniles. According to jail records, this is her first time in the parish jail. Her bond was set at $100,000.
  • Willie R. Bickham, 58, a resident of East Fifth Street in Bogalusa, was charged with sale of illegal drugs, possession of illegal drugs with intent to distribute and possession of illegal drugs with a weapon present. According to jail records, this is his first time in the parish jail. His bond was set at $75,000.

“Many thanks to our Drug Task Force officers and their Louisiana State Police partners for their hard work in this investigation,” Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said. “Drug cases such as these require lots of hard work over a period of several weeks and sometimes months. These six arrestees are not the only ones we have been looking at.

“We will continue to be vigilant and arrest anyone we find involved in the sale of illegal drugs. Drug dealers such as these don’t deserve to be on the streets of our parish, plying their illicit trade. Our honest parish residents deserve better.”