Illegal Narcotic Charges

Two Jena, LA Men Facing Illegal Narcotic Charges

Two Jena men were arrested and are facing illegal narcotic charges following a joint investigation between the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Jena Police Department, according to Sheriff Scott Franklin.

Darron Harris, 23, of Jena, LA, was arrested Friday, October 16, 2015, for distribution of illegal narcotics, stemming from a joint investigation between the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Jena Police Department. LPSO narcotic detectives, along with officers from the Jena Police Department, obtained evidence that Harris sold marijuana and synthetic cannabis on two different occasions.  Based on this evidence, a warrant was obtained.

Harris was booked into the LaSalle Parish Jail on the charges of distribution of CDS I (marijuana), distribution of CDS I (synthetic cannabis), and criminal conspiracy to distribute synthetic cannabis.

Gavin Paul, 18, of Jena, LA, was also arrested Friday, October 16, 2015, as a result of the joint investigation. Evidence was obtained that Paul conspired with Darron Harris in the distribution of synthetic cannabis.

Paul was booked into the LaSalle Parish Jail on the charges of conspiracy to distribute CDS I (synthetic cannabis) and misdemeanor theft.

Sheriff Franklin and Jena Chief of Police Scott McLendon commended the officers involved in these two arrests and for their outstanding work in the cases.

“Both of us agree that one of our primary responsibilities to the citizens of our community is to get illegal narcotics off the streets and out of the hands of our children. Our officers will continue efforts to enforce all laws, including drug laws, as crimes are committed within our communities,” Franklin and McLendon stated.

 

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