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DeQuincy police chief's daughter arrested on drug charges

DEQUINCY, LA (KPLC) -

In DeQuincy, it doesn't matter who you know or who your daddy is - if you break the law, you're probably going to be arrested.

The mayor and police department proved that when the police chief's daughter was arrested after a narcotics investigation. She was arrested last week and is still in the Calcasieu Correctional Center.

For four months, DeQuincy police say they conducted a narcotics investigation, with help from Sulphur police and Beauregard Narcotics Task Force. 

And Mayor Lawrence Henagan said the police chief's daughter was one of those investigated.

"Folks in town really began to question the police department. Were they covering for the chief's daughter or what's going on?" Henagan said.

According to the mayor, the police department was taking heat because some residents were getting the impression that the police were either looking the other way when it came to the chief's daughter or perhaps they were giving her special treatment. But the mayor says that was not the case.

"It doesn't matter who you are. It doesn't matter if it's my son, the chief's son, daughter, or whose daughter it is; anybody -, influential citizens, it doesn't matter who they are. If you are distributing drugs, if you're using drugs in DeQuincy, it's not the place to do it."  

The investigation resulted in six arrests, including the chief's daughter, 27-year-old Kendra Brooke Suchanek. She is charged with three counts of drug distribution-related charges and two counts of illegal drug use in the presence of juveniles. She has four children.

Also, officers said they found drugs on her when they booked her into the jail, so she's being charged with introducing contraband into a penal institution.

Chief Michael Suchanek is clearly heartbroken that his daughter's in trouble.

"No matter who you are, we have a job to do and are sworn to do it - as hard as it may be - when family is involved," he said. "We won't tolerate illegal activity no matter who is involved."

The chief's daughter remains in jail on a $135,000 bond.

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