Two LaSalle Parish men were arrested during the past week and are now facing multiple distribution of illegal narcotic charges, according to LaSalle Sheriff Scott Franklin.
Franklin said the splendid work of the LPSO’s narcotic team led to the arrest of the two individuals, one from Jena and the other from Tullos.
Deantrell Todd, 22, of Jena, was arrested on Tuesday, Dec. 20, for distribution based on evidence that he sold prescription pills.
When Todd was arrested, LPSO detectives found him to be in possession of suspected marijuana and hydrocodone pills.
He was transported to the LaSalle Parish Jail in Jena and booked on charges of distribution of CDS IV – alprazolam, possession of CDS I – marijuana, and possession of CDS II – hydrocodone.
Harold Dewayne Smith, 54, of Tullos, was arrested in east Texas stemming from a distribution warrant obtained by LPSO detectives in December 2015. The warrant was entered into the nationwide database so if any law enforcement officer came across Smith, they would know he had an outstanding warrant.
On Monday, Dec. 19, Smith was transported from Texas to the LaSalle Parish Jail in Jena where he was booked on three counts of distribution of CDS II – methamphetamine.
Sheriff Franklin commended his narcotic officers for their on-going battle to rid the parish of illegal narcotics.
Illegal narcotics activity has slowed quite a bit since Franklin first took office and declared war on illegal drugs. The LPSO narcotic team leaves no rocks unturned in locating and arresting those who would engage in the sale of illegal narcotics in LaSalle Parish, the Sheriff noted.