Jennings PD executes search warrants - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Jennings PD executes search warrants following undercover investigation

(Source: Monica Grimaldo/KPLC) (Source: Monica Grimaldo/KPLC)
Tyson Mouton, Ivan Lyons and Andre Tyler. (Source: Jennings Police Department) Tyson Mouton, Ivan Lyons and Andre Tyler. (Source: Jennings Police Department)
Luke Freeman, Claude McDowell and Zedrick Lowdins. (Source: Jennings Police Department) Luke Freeman, Claude McDowell and Zedrick Lowdins. (Source: Jennings Police Department)
JENNINGS, LA (KPLC) -

Following a six-month undercover investigation, Jennings Police executed search warrants for seven individuals Thursday morning.

"It's all a part of an intense investigation that we have been conducting for the past 6 months and this is the first phase," said Deputy Chief Danny Semmes.

Arrested were 28-year-old Tyson Mouton, 27-year-old Ivan Lyons, 37-year-old Andre Tyler and 32-year-old Luke Freeman.

Semmes said the Jennings Police Department's Directive Patrol Unit began by doing street activity and investigation.

"Our ultimate goal is to curve as much of the street crime as we possibly can," said Semmes. "It's been an ongoing effort for the past 3 to 4 years, since I've been in the police department. We've got some excellent officers working here at the department now and they've put a damper on the crime in the city."

Authorities are still seeking 30-year-old Claude McDowell and 37-year-old Zedrick Lowdins.

The warrants stem from drug transactions that occurred within the city of Jennings.

Deputy Chief Danny Semmes with the Jennings Police Department said that this is just the first phase of an extensive investigation run by the Directive Patrol Unit of the Jennings Police.

Semmes said that the DPU plans on performing such roundups every month until the end of the year.

Copyright 2014 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Erik Tee

    BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Erik Tee

    Friday, February 23 2018 11:24 PM EST2018-02-24 04:24:34 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    KPLC's Black History Month profiles wrap up with a man who has a voice for radio.  As a kid he called radio stations, he helped carry equipment and even started working a station for free starting out. But that persistence was all Erik Tee needed to help him make it in the world of radio.  Every car radio turned to 107.5 has probably heard that voice.  The voice of radio personality Erik Tee.   "This is my getaway," said Erik. "This is ...

    More >>

    KPLC's Black History Month profiles wrap up with a man who has a voice for radio.  As a kid he called radio stations, he helped carry equipment and even started working a station for free starting out. But that persistence was all Erik Tee needed to help him make it in the world of radio.  Every car radio turned to 107.5 has probably heard that voice.  The voice of radio personality Erik Tee.   "This is my getaway," said Erik. "This is ...

    More >>
  • Guns for teachers debate escalates

    Guns for teachers debate escalates

    Friday, February 23 2018 9:22 PM EST2018-02-24 02:22:02 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    The whole country seems to be on edge after the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida. A number of proposals are already on the table to try and prevent another mass shooting from happening. Earlier in the week, President Trump suggested arming certain teachers and ending gun-free zones. Terry Johnson, President of the Calcasieu Federation of Teachers, said teachers shouldn't have to take on that kind of responsibility. "Let's leave that to the police," Johnson sai...

    More >>

    The whole country seems to be on edge after the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida. A number of proposals are already on the table to try and prevent another mass shooting from happening. Earlier in the week, President Trump suggested arming certain teachers and ending gun-free zones. Terry Johnson, President of the Calcasieu Federation of Teachers, said teachers shouldn't have to take on that kind of responsibility. "Let's leave that to the police," Johnson sai...

    More >>
  • Police urge residents not to leave firearms unattended in vehicles

    Police urge residents not to leave firearms unattended in vehicles

    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:13 PM EST2018-02-22 17:13:49 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    Police are urging everyone to not leave firearms unattended in their vehicles. The Lake Charles Police Department stated that between Jan. 1, 2018 and Feb. 16, 2018 there have been a total of 27 vehicle burglaries where a firearm has been stolen. That means 27 firearms are in the hands of a thief that could possibly be resold or used to commit a violent crime. The police officers must then come into contact with these violent offenders and result in a possible armed confrontatio...

    More >>

    Police are urging everyone to not leave firearms unattended in their vehicles. The Lake Charles Police Department stated that between Jan. 1, 2018 and Feb. 16, 2018 there have been a total of 27 vehicle burglaries where a firearm has been stolen. That means 27 firearms are in the hands of a thief that could possibly be resold or used to commit a violent crime. The police officers must then come into contact with these violent offenders and result in a possible armed confrontatio...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly