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West Side riders hit the trails

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Riders from around the state gathered in south Pointe Coupee Parish this weekend for an annual trail ride with West Baton Rouge Parish club, Lock & Load. The club is based out of Brusly and contains members from Port Allen and surrounding areas. About 30-40 riders belong to the club, according to Kevin Paul, a club official.

The ride brought club members from Opelousas, such as Weatlhy and Rogue, and Zachary club Steppin’ With Style. Riders said that there are more than 100 clubs (official and unofficial) in the Baton Rouge area.

Photos by Quinn Welsch/The West Side Journal

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Council approves industrial rezoning

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Parish residents walked away from the West Baton Rouge Parish Council chambers dismayed after the council unanimously approved the rezoning of Murphy Energy Corporation’s property in the Poplar Grover Industrial Park from light industrial to moderate industrial.

The Tulsa-based company is set to serve as a distribution hub for liquefied petroleum gas, receiving products via pipeline and transporting them via truck and railcar, according to Kevin Durbin, director of public works.

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2 arrested in Erwinville drug bust

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Agents with the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s narcotics division arrested two men in Erwinville on Tuesday, July 21, when they discovered 3 lbs. of marijuana, an assortment of prescription drugs and a handgun in their possession.

The bust was made after the agents conducted simultaneous search warrants at the two men’s homes on Tuscaloosa Avenue at about 11 p.m. that night.

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