Louisiana Town Outraged At Authorities For Busting Drug Dealers

FERRIDAY, La. (CBS Houston) — A drug bust that resulted in 30 arrests has the town its trying to save riled, rather than relieved.

Several Ferriday residents told KALB-TV that selling drugs is, for better or worse, a significant part of the local economy.

“You have to realize, we don’t have no jobs around here or nothing,” resident Derrick Brown told the station. “Every time we try to make a little something to get on our feet or try to feed our family they come kicking the doors in and knocking us back down again.”

Early Friday morning, officers from the FBI, the U.S. Marshals Office and the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office cracked down on dozens of dealers. Over 200 authority figures were allegedly involved.

The arrests, which took out both individual drug dealers and members of the 6th Street Gang, were the culmination of a year-long investigation, conducted with both federal and state cooperation.

Some may regard those involved as heroes. Locals, however, see it a different way.

“Man it was a bunch of police everywhere,” Marcus Simms, another area resident, told the station. “They came and got a whole lot of people and a whole lot of snitches.”

A reported 8 ounces of crack cocaine, half a kilo of powder cocaine, and undisclosed amounts of marijuana, guns, cars and cash were all confiscated.

Investigators added that more arrests could still be in the cards.

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  1. mikshelt@msn.com says:

    A whole lot of snitches? Idiots like these make the drug pushers world go round. Thank goodness for a few with guts to speak against the criminals.. You don’t have jpbs? Get’em, move to where they might be, or make your own…legally.

  2. Mandeville37 says:

    A triple negative in one sentence. Gotta love the public education system in LA.

    1. bob says:

      You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink. You don’t even need to go to school in order to speak proper English. They choose to be morons

  3. Vicky Bevis says:

    If no one has any jobs, i.e. money, then to whom do the drug dealers sell to for profits?

    1. Woodsman says:

      To welfare recipients, of course.

  4. Jack Tomberlin says:

    Derrick Brown sys that the drug dealing is a way for these people to provide for thier families… what about the families destroyed by crack use? This kind of sentiment is exactly what keeps neighborhoods down and stops communities from breaking free of the shackles of drug addiction.

    1. Richard A. says:

      But it’s the government that keeps drugs illegal, which ensures that prices stay artificially high while doing nothing to stop the demand or supply. If non-profit agencies were to provide drugs at low prices, along with treatment, most of the crime that is associated with drugs would go away. Of course, pharmaceutical companies, narcotics traffickers, and the misguided public would never allow this. For evidence of the benefits of legalization, google “drug legalization in Portugal.”

      You can tell the idiots in Ferriday not to worry, the market will rebound so fast it will make your head spin.

  5. Jack Tomberlin says:

    Derrick Brown sys that the drug dealing is a way for these people to provide for their families… what about the families destroyed by crack use? This kind of sentiment is exactly what keeps neighborhoods down and stops communities from breaking free of the shackles of drug addiction.

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