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Posted on: October 19, 2017

Five suspects arrested after officers observe suspicious vehicle

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Five suspects arrested after officers observe suspicious vehicle

On October 15th, 2017 at approximately 9:00pm officers with the Lafayette Police Department observed a suspicious vehicle in the 1900 block of Everett Street.  Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, however the driver failed to yield.  Officers did not pursue the vehicle due to safety concerns.  The vehicle was located a short time later in the 1200 block of Morton St.  The two occupants fled on foot from the vehicle and were apprehended after a short foot pursuit. 

The two occupants were identified as Zaron Staples (18), and Dannielle Duncan-Sanders (24).  When the two were taken into custody officers located methamphetamine, marijuana, syringes, and two handguns. One of the handguns had previously been reported as stolen. 

The investigation led back to a residence in the 1900 block of Everett St.  Outside of the residence police arrested two suspects, Richard Dixon (59) for possession of methamphetamine, and Lindsay Ragan (31) for possession of a syringe and for two outstanding warrants. 

Officers obtained a search warrant for the residence and located methamphetamine, marijuana, synthetic marijuana, syringes, and paraphernalia.  Police arrested Kelly Hudelson (50) who lives at the residence, for numerous drug related charges as a result of the search warrant. 

In total officers made five arrests and seized 65.92g of methamphetamine, 15.14g of synthetic marijuana, 1.87 grams of marijuana, and 2 handguns. 


 Kelly Hudelson (50) of Lafayette

  • Dealing Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Dealing Marijuana
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of a synthetic cannabinoid
  • Dealing in a synthetic cannabinoid
  • Maintaining a Common Nuisance
  • Possession of a Syringe
  • Possession of Paraphernalia

Zaron Staples (18) of Lafayette

  • Dealing Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Stolen Handgun
  • Possession of a Handgun without a License
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of Syringe
  • Resisting Law Enforcement with a vehicle
  • Resisting Law Enforcement

Dannielle Duncan-Sanders (24) of Lafayette

  • Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Possession of a Syringe
  • Resisting Law Enforcement

Richard Dixon (59) of Lafayette

  • Possession of Methamphetamine

Lindsay Ragan (31) of Lafayette

  • Possession of a Syringe
  • Warrant through WLPD – Theft
  • Warrant through LPD – Drug Law Violation

Sergeant Matt Gard

Community Outreach & Crime Prevention

The fact a person has been arrested or charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law. 

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