Five Bastrop men were arrested on drug charges Wednesday night.
Narcotics agents with the Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office received information that crack cocaine was being sold from a residence on Cahoon Street in Bastrop. Agents were able to obtain a search warrant and, upon their arrival at 512 Cahoon, a search revealed several pieces of suspected crack cocaine along with several pills believed to be hydrocodone. The agents placed the following men under arrest on the subsequent charges:
Jackie Davenport 512 Cahoon, possession of marijuana, possession of crack cocaine, possession of hydrocodone and possession of drug paraphernalia - bond set at $9,750
Alfred Conley, 1216 Montgomery, distribution of crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute and obstruction of justice - bond set at $17,250
Rico Johnson, 126 Parker, was arrested Wednesday evening after agents patrolling the parking lot of a local club and noticed him walking toward the back of the building. The agents observed Johnson drop something to the ground and while two agents detained Johnson, a third agent retrieved the dropped object which was found to be a pill bottle containing several pieces of suspected crack cocaine. Johnson, who was then placed under arrest, began resisting the officers and had to be physically restrained. He was charged with possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute and resisting arrest. His bond was set at $10,750.
Also Wednesday night, agents received a tip regarding drug activity in the area of Cottonwood. As the agents approached two vehicles parked in the middle of the road, they turned on their emergency lights, as did a second sheriff's office unit.
The driver of one of the parked vehicles fled the area, causing a high speed chase through the neighborhood before exiting the car and fleeing on foot. Agents were able to restrain Shatavous Harris, 402 Parvin, who continued to resist arrest.
Harris' vehicle was searched and suspected crack cocaine as well as suspected marijuana was located. Harris was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of crack cocaine, conspiracy and resisting arrest. His bond was set at $15,000.
Phillip Burks, 1604 Cooper Lake Rd., was also arrested for possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute and conspiracy. His bond was set at $15,000.