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Former narcotics agent arrested on drug charges

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A West Baton Rouge sheriff’s major was arrested Monday, April 7, on drug charges and malfeasance in office after deputies found, in his possession, several types of illegal narcotics.

Major Mervin Jerome Fontenot, who was a WBRSO Narcotics Commander, and Director of the River West Narcotics Taskforce from 1997-2013, was charged and booked for possession with intent to distribute Oxycodone, Valium, codeine and crack cocaine, as well as malfeasance in office.

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Lee wins

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Port Allen residents have once again decided to take a step in a different direction, as voters Richard Lee III was elected Mayor in a stunning 58 percent victory in the primary election April 5.

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Slaughter attorney files complaint with DOJ

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The attorney of former mayor Demetric “Deedy” Slaughter filed, last week, a complaint to the U.S. Department of Justice, claiming that the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office was intimidating elderly and/or disabled black voters in an attempt to “suppress the Black vote.”

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