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Albert Joseph Davis Jr., 27, of Jennings is handcuffed as police officers search him Wednesday during a drug round up. Davis was among several individuals arrested on distribution charges following  a six-month long undercover narcotics investigation. (Doris Maricle / American Press)

Albert Joseph Davis Jr., 27, of Jennings is handcuffed as police officers search him Wednesday during a drug round up. Davis was among several individuals arrested on distribution charges following  a six-month long undercover narcotics investigation. (Doris Maricle / American Press)

Drug crackdown in Jennings

Last Modified: Thursday, March 13, 2014 11:29 AM

By Doris Maricle / American Press

JENNINGS — Four suspected drug dealers were arrested Wednesday by Jennings police after a six-month-long undercover investigation into illegal drug sales.

Nearly a dozen members of the department’s Direct Patrol Unit, patrol officers and reserve officers rounded up people accused of selling various types of narcotics in the city, said Deputy Chief Danny Semmes.

“This is phase two of an ongoing roundup of drug dealers in our area,” Semmes said. “There are still 30-plus warrants to be served.”

All warrants issued Wednesday were for distribution charges, he said.

Those arrested included Albert Joseph Davis Jr., 27, who has addresses listed on both Granger Street and GC Chaney Street; James Darrell Dubroc, 45, of Magnolia Drive; and Scott Vincent, 34, of Airport Road.

Davis was arrested for distribution of oxycodone and two counts of distribution of crack.

Dubroc was charged with distribution of crack.

Vincent was charged with distribution of hydrocodone, carisoprodol and hydromorphone.

Police also seized a sword hidden inside a walking cane from Vincent during his arrest.

A third person, Christopher Alden Berry, 27, of South Broadway Street, was arrested during a traffic stop. He was charged with distribution of crack.

Authorities are still searching for other suspects wanted on distribution of crack charges. Nearly a dozen officers spread throughout the city knocking on doors and stopping vehicles.

“Jennings police is working constantly with our Direct Patrol Unit and our patrol units in trying to disrupt the flow of illicit narcotics in our city,” Semmes said.

“The officers involved are doing an excellent job, and there is a noticeable difference. Street-corner drug sales are almost a thing of the past now.”

Officers will continue to target drug traffickers and execute arrest warrants for individuals, he said. “Hopefully we won’t ever run out of warrants and will have plenty to do,” he said.

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