Northeast Louisiana's biggest meth bust coming out of Rayville

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RICHLAND PARISH, La. (KNOE) - It took the Richland and Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office, Metro Narcotics, Monroe Police Department and FBI to break up a drug ring in Rayville. Deputies with RPSO say the bust was one of the largest meth busts in Northeast Louisiana.

Deleyoung Miller and Ashley Bradshaw arrested after drug bust in Rayville, La.
Deleyoung Miller and Ashley Bradshaw arrested after drug bust in Rayville, La.

Sheriff Gary Gilley said the investigation started June 1st. He said they, "started gathering information and found that a lot of it was originating right out of Richland Parish."

The investigation led them to an apartment complex in Rayville off Highway 135. He said his team acquired a warrant to search one of the apartments. Gilley said that is where deputies found the two suspects, Deleyoung Miller and Ashley Bradshaw.

Deputies found five pounds of meth, four ounces of synthetic marijuana, Xanax and a gun.

"That's not something that you usually get...this large of an amount," Gilley said. He said the drugs were worth at least $80,000 in street value. Gilley also said, in a drug bust a couple of weeks ago they arrested 30 people.

"Some of them may have been or may not have been coming from this house," he said. Overall, Gilley said he is glad his team was able to break up this drug ring.

"These drugs fuel a lot of crime we're seeing," he said. "We're going to try to make it to where we can corral as many drugs in Richland Parish."

Miller and Bradshaw both face charges of possession of methamphetamine, synthetic marijuana, Xanax, possession of a firearm by convicted felons and carrying guns with possession of dangerous controlled substances.

Richland Parish Detention Center is holding both suspects on $3.2 million bonds.