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West Monroe Police made numerous narcotics-related arrests between Monday night and Tuesday morning. All suspects were booked into Ouachita Correctional Center. Major James Keys said the arrests were not the result of an organized effort by West Monroe police or another agency in the area.  The first arrests came around 8:30 p.m. Monday. According to arrest affidavits, police began following the driver of a black Chevrolet Tracker across the Ouachita River into Monroe.

Police said the driver, later identified as William Fatheree, 44, of 535 Smith St., West Monroe, stopped the vehicle at the intersection of South Grand and Grammont streets in Monroe.   During the traffic stop, police said Fatheree had red, watery eyes and alcohol on his breath. After getting permission to search the vehicle, police found materials used for suspected cocaine use on Fatheree’s passenger, Terry Sturdivant, 33, of 2408 Stubbs Ritchie Road, Monroe.

Police said Sturdivant also claimed a plastic bag with suspected methamphetamine, syringes and a straw used for suspected methamphetamine was his. They also found an opened bottle of liquor inside the vehicle.  Sturdivant was booked on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia while Fatheree was booked on charges of expired insurance, driving while intoxicated (first offense), open container, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cocaine.

Less than two hours later, officers arrested three more on drug-related charges, unrelated to the previous arrests.  Arrest affidavits state police approached a vehicle in a parking lot in the 200 block of Coleman Avenue.

Police said they saw Dustin Donaldson, 24, of 364 Wagon Wheel Road, Monroe, stuff something into his sock as he sat in the vehicle’s passenger seat.  A search revealed a bag of marijuana in Donaldson’s pocket and a pill bottle in his sock. Police said the bottle had two suspected Tizanidine HCL pills and six Diazepam pills. The search also revealed the front seat passenger, Chelsey Hay, 20, of 107 Norris Lane, West Monroe, had a pill bottle with 44 suspected Cymbalta pills and three Loratadine pills in her purse. Hay said the vehicle was her aunt’s, the affidavit states.

The driver of the vehicle, identified as Penny McMurray, allowed searches of herself and the vehicle, which revealed an unopened cigar and a pack of cigarettes with a bag of suspected marijuana inside.  Hay told police a family member gave her the pills, which she did not have a prescription for. McMurray told police she planned to smoke the suspected marijuana with Donaldson, the affidavit states. McMurray’s affidavit was not available Tuesday evening.

Hay was booked into OCC on charges of possession of a Legend drug and possession of drugs without a prescription. Donaldson was booked on charges of possession of marijuana (third offense), possession of drugs without a prescription and possession of Diazepam.  The third double arrest took place before 2 a.m. Tuesday.

In arrest affidavits, police said they saw the driver of a truck with one headlight traveling north in the 100 block of Thomas Road.  During a traffic stop, police said the driver, identified as Roger Dumas, 42, of 900 Evergreen St., West Monroe, appeared to be nervous. Police also spoke to the passenger, identified as Wayne Anderson, 49, of 501 South Grand St., Monroe, who told police he had suspected methamphetamine in his pocket.  A search revealed suspected methamphetamine and two syringes. Police also found more suspected methamphetamine and another syringe.  Police said Dumas was planning to meet another person and sell a half gram of suspected methamphetamine, the affidavit states.

Both Dumas and Anderson were booked into OCC, each on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Dumas was also booked on two warrants charging him with failure to appear.


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