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Two Jena Men Face Narcotic Charges

On the night of Friday, January 7, 2022, an LPSO Deputy stopped a Honda Accord on Highway 127 near the landfill due to a traffic violation. As the Deputy approached the vehicle a strong odor of marijuana was detected. The driver was identified as Shantroy Dangerfield, 20, of Jena. 

Dangerfield was asked to exit the car after the deputy observed two hand rolled cigarettes containing suspected marijuana inside the vehicle. Once Dangerfield exited, the Deputy observed a large object in his waist band area. During a pat down search, the Deputy and felt an object that made the sound of plastic. Dangerfield was asked about the object being a weapon, to which he stated “No, It’s weed”. A large, clear plastic vacuum sealed bag was removed from Dangerfield containing 8.4 ounces of suspected marijuana. 

Shantroy Dangerfield placed under arrest and transported to the LaSalle Parish Jail, where he was booked on possession of CDS I (marijuana) with intent to distribute.      
Also on the night of Friday, January 7, 2022, a LPSO K-9 Deputy stopped a Chrysler 300 due to its license plate returning as a BMW. The driver exited and was identified as Ralph Lirette, 60, of Jena. When the Deputy asked for his driver's license, proof of insurance, and registration, Lirette responded that he did not have any of those things.
The Deputy utilized his K-9 partner “Drako” for a search of the vehicle, and yielded a positive alert. Lirette removed a glass smoking pipe from his front pocket, and a search of the vehicle revealed a small plastic bag containing suspected crack cocaine. 

Lirette was arrested and transported to the LaSalle Parish Jail where he was booked on charges of possession of CDS II cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, vehicle license required, no proof of insurance, driving under suspension, and expired MVI. 

Press time: 01/14/2022 10:45
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