Fourteen people were arrested Wednesday morning. Fourteen are left to go.
Fourteen people were arrested Wednesday morning. Fourteen are left to go. “At approximately 6:30 this morning, Morehouse Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies, the Bastrop Police Department and Probation and Parole began serving felony warrants and search warrants obtained by the Narcotics Unit,” said sheriff Mike Tubbs. Tubbs said the warrants were acquired through a combination of several different situations. Many of these stemmed from long-time narcotics investigations. “Other warrants were comprised of felony warrants on file with us and the Bastrop Police Department,” Tubbs said. Christopher Smith was arrested on Folse Street on a warrant for the distribution of schedule III and two counts of distribution of schedule I. A search warrant of his home resulted in officers finding marijuana, scales, $119 in cash and possession of a fawn deer skin. “The fawn deer hide was handed over to the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for them to investigate,” Tubbs said. Smith was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm while in control of CDS, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and probation violation. Charles Morrison was arrested on Jenny Street on a warrant for the distribution of schedule II. “We’ve received information over the past few months that theses are two of our main traffickers of scheduled narcotics,” Tubbs said. The other people arrested on warrants were Tony Kindrix, Jerad Bonner, Jessica Cooper, Lorie Cole, Britney Cole, Alicia Trichell, Sandra Johnson, Eunice Watkins, Nina Turner, robert Paden, Charles Godeaux and Cory Conley. Of the 14 arrested, there were a total of 21 charges. Tubbs said although he’s pleased with the number of warrants that were executed Wednesday, it’s not feasible to conduct mass arrests often. “It takes a lot of man power,” he said. “It also floods the jail and burdens the court system with so many people at one time.” He said sometimes warrants are held to, “keep from compromising other investigations.” Tubbs said one of the main reasons the warrant round-up was successful was because, “No one was hurt.” “Usually there’s a car chase or a foot chase,” he said. “Everything went very smooth today.”