Arrest made in human trafficking and narcotics investigation
n November 2021, the Rapides Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) Unit received complaints in reference to a local medical provider who was allegedly providing narcotics for sexual favors. Agents began their investigation and Mark Damian Declouet Jr., a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in the Alexandria area, was identified as a suspect.
During their investigation of Declouet, Jr., Agents discovered he would allegedly solicit men with cash to locate and provide females for sexual purposes. From information gathered during their investigation, Agents developed probable cause for an arrest warrant for Declouet, Jr. Agents also developed probable cause to secure a search warrant on Declouet, Jr.’s residence. Declouet, Jr. was taken into custody without incident and was found to be in possession of suboxone films at the time of his arrest. In Declouet, Jr.’s residence, Agents also located suboxone films, fentanyl , methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
Declouet Jr. was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center and remains in jail at this time as bond has not been set for several charges.
“Our agents, through their investigation, believe there may be more victims of this suspect out there and we are encouraging them to come forward” said Sheriff Mark Wood. “Nothing is more disturbing than someone of authority victimizing someone in need’.
Mark Damian Declouet Jr., 40 of Alexandria, LA
Distribution of CDS III
Possession of CDS II Fentanyl
Possession of CDS II Methamphetamine
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Conspire to Distribute CDS III