Multiple Drug Charges

Jena Man Booked on Multiple Drug Charges

Three LaSalle Parish men were arrested on illegal narcotic charges, one of them on multiple counts, during the past two weeks by officers with the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office, according to Sheriff Scott Franklin.

While on routine patrol in the Good Pine community in the early morning hours of Thursday, May 30, an LPSO deputy witnessed a vehicle making an illegal turn.

A traffic stop was then initiated on West Thorla Street and the driver was identified as William Dale Keene, 37, of Jena.  When the deputy was advised that an active arrest warrant existed for Keene, he was placed under arrest.

At this time, LPSO narcotic detectives were called to the scene. A K-9 search of Keene’s vehicle revealed the presence of illegal narcotic drugs. During the subsequent search of the vehicle and occupant; methamphetamines, illegal prescription pills, and synthetic marijuana were found.

Keene was booked on charges of possession of CDS II (methamphetamines) with intent to distribute, possession of CDS IV (clonazepam) with intent to distribute, and possession of CDS I (synthetic marijuana).

As of press time on Monday, June 3, 2013 Keene remained in the LaSalle Parish Jail in lieu of a $170,500 bond.

Urania Arrest

LPSO narcotic detectives arrested two Urania men on drug charges after executing a narcotics search warrant on a residence in Urania.

The search warrant was obtained after detectives received information that two men were selling illegal drugs out of a residence at 2191 North Pine Street in Urania.

Upon entering the residence, officers found Bradley P. Street, 21, and Christopher R. Woodward, 17, inside the residence, along with a quantity of suspected marijuana and synthetic marijuana in two rooms of the residence.

Both individuals were questioned and both reportedly admitted to selling the illegal substances from the location.

Street and Woodward were each booked into the LaSalle Parish Jail on charges of possession of CDS I, marijuana, with intent to distribute, and possession of CDS I, synthetic marijuana, on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.