Four suspects arrested in Cloutierville on drug charges

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According to a Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force Official, on Sept. 6 agents arrested Kevin Raphiel Jr. (B/M 32), Gwendolyn Jones (W/F 38), Shanell Rachal (B/F 44), and Anita Couty (B/F 29) at a residence in the 200 block of Canal Road in Cloutierville.

Agents were attempting to locate Raphiel in reference to a parole violation warrant. Raphiel was apprehended at the residence and 27 Clonazepam pills, 3.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine, and assorted drug paraphernalia was located inside. During the investigation agents observed four children under the age of 12 were present at the residence.

The suspects received the following charges:

Kevin Raphiel Jr.

  • Parole Violation

Gwendolyn Jones

  • Possession of CDS II – Methamphetamine
  • Possession of CDS IV- Clonazepam
  • Second or Subsequent narcotics offense
  • Illegal Use of CDS in Presence of person under the age of seventeen
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

Shanell Rachal

  • Possession of CDS II – Methamphetamine
  • Illegal Use of CDS in Presence of person under the age of seventeen
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

Anita Couty

  • Letting a disorderly place
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

The Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force would like to thank the Citizens of Natchitoches for their support.  Many times an investigation begins with a simple phone call or tip from a concerned citizen.  For this reason the Task Force encourages all citizens to report any crimes in their neighborhoods anonymously by calling 318-357-2248, The Natchitoches Police Department, or the Natchitoches Parish Sheriffs Office.

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