LPSO: Ruston area drug dealers sold candy & treats to children

Peter Guy, Marcus Gaines, and Kerrington Barnes - Source: Lincoln Parish Jail

RUSTON, La. (KNOE) - The Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Office says three people have been arrested, accused of selling narcotics illegally in the Ruston area. Along with dealing drugs from their home, authorities say they were selling candy and treats to neighborhood children.

According to the sheriff's office, LPNET agents executed a search warrant at an apartment located at 2011 West Alabama Avenue. Inside, they say they found three people, along with marijuana, hydrocodone, Vicodin, paraphernalia, scales, and baggies.

Agents say the scales were on a table with some of the items being sold to neighborhood children. Items being sold to children included chips, candy, nachos, pickles, popsicles, and drinks. Authorities say the drugs and treats were both sold from the same apartment.

The three people inside were identified as Peter Guy, Marcus Gaines, and Kerrington Barnes. They were arrested and each charged with Possession of Schedule I CDS w/Intent to Distribute, Possession of Schedule II CDS w/Intent to Distribute and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

According to the sheriff's office, LPNET is a joint task force staffed by the Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Ruston Police Department, Grambling Police Department, and the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department.