Jena Man Arrested for Drug Distribution
On Sunday, Jan. 12, LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Samuel Mason Jones, 27, of the Midway Community near Jena, LA, for the crime of distribution of CDS I, synthetic substances. Jones was taken into custody without incident.
The arrest stems from an investigation into the illegal sale of suspected synthetic marijuana in the Jena area. The investigation of Jones’ illegal activities spanned several months. Narcotic detectives obtained evidence that he sold this illegal substance to an undercover operative on multiple occasions in LaSalle Parish.
He was booked into jail on charges of distribution of CDS I (synthetic cannabis), two counts. As of press time on Monday, January 13, 2014, Jones remained in the LaSalle Parish Jail waiting for a bond to be set.
Sheriff Franklin said his narcotic detectives work around-the-clock on cases involving the sale of illegal narcotics in the parish. “Our officers usually work from tips provided to us by concerned individuals who suspect illegal activity in their neighborhood,” Franklin said. “We always welcome any information which may lead to getting drug dealers off our streets and out of our communities.”
“Although we have many other crimes to contend with, the sale and/or use of illegal narcotics remain our top priority and our officers leave no stones unturned in making cases against those who would violate the law,” he said.