LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL News) - The gavel has sounded on a drug trafficker from Church Point who has been sentenced to 120 months (10 years) in prison for peddling meth and heroin.

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According to evidence presented to the U.S Attorney's Office, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents found methamphetamine, heroin, a large quantity of cash, as well as six firearms at the Church Point home of 43-year-old Ricky James Shepheard on June 3, 2021. Over a year later on September 27, 2022,  Shepheard pleaded guilty to a charge of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine on September 27, 2022 and admitted that he possessed 805 grams of a mixture of substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, as well as 230 grams of marijuana, 205 grams of synthetic marijuana, 10 grams of suspected heroin, and 7 Gabapentin pills. Shepheard also possessed 145 grams of an unknown white powdery substance and 130 grams of an unknown brown substance.

Church Point Police Need Your Help Finding 2 Women

Speaking of drugs, police need your help trying to find 32-year-old Lindsey Aymond of Church Point. She has warrants from a previous drug investigation on heroin and alprozalam possession charges.

Church Point Police also has arrest warrants out for 35-year-old Terri Nicole Thibodeaux of Lafayette. She is accused of stealing from a Church Point merchant.

Contact the Church Point Police Department at 337 684-5455 or your local law enforcement if you have any information about either case.

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