Three local men are in the Morehouse Parish Jail for distributing alleged marijuana.

According to Morehouse Parish Sheriff Mike Tubbs, late Wednesday evening, agents observed an alleged drug transaction on McCrieght Street. As officers approached two vehicles, Waldarous Mansfield tried to flee. After a short foot chase, Mansfield was apprehended and returned to the scene. The driver of the vehicle from which Mansfield was in, John Brown Jr., was found to not have a valid driver's license. The officers received consent to search the vehicle and discovered a large amount of marijuana and various drug paraphernalia and a large amount of cash.

Mansfield and Brown were placed under arrest along with another passenger in the vehicle, Dionte Williams. All three were charged with distribution of schedule I, conspiracy to distribute schedule I, possession of schedule I and possession of drug paraphernalia. Mansfield also was charged with resisting arrest. Brown was charged with no driver's license and is being held for the Bastrop Police Department on warrants stemming from a shooting that happened earlier this year.