Olla Woman Arrested for Drug Distribution
A 44-year-old woman was arrested last week in Olla, LA for possession of illegal narcotics. The arrest resulted from a joint investigation, according to Sheriff Scott Franklin.
On Wednesday, October 8, 2014, LaSalle Parish Sheriff Detectives received information that a woman was in possession of illegal narcotic drugs and selling them from a room at the Economy Inn in Olla.
Detectives, assisted by the Olla Police Department and the Louisiana State Police, arrived at the Economy Inn and proceeded to a room occupied by a white female identified as Debra D. Carraway, 44, of Olla, LA.
Detectives were allowed inside the room and gained permission from Carraway to search the room. They soon located a small set of digital scales, commonly used to weigh illegal drugs for sale, and asked Carraway about them.
At that time, Carraway revoked the detective’s permission to search the rest of the room. Suspecting that she was dealing drugs out of this location, detectives secured the room and obtained a search warrant to continue searching for evidence of criminal activity.
Upon further search, detectives found four baggies of suspected methamphetamines, along with syringes and other items of drug paraphernalia.
Carraway was placed under arrest and transported to the LaSalle Parish Jail in Jena where she was booked on the following charges:
• Possession of CDS (methamphetamines) with intent to distribute.
• Possession of drug paraphernalia.
She was then transferred to the Richland Parish Detention Center and is awaiting a bond hearing on these charges.
“I appreciate the efforts of officers from the three different departments working together to solve this crime,” Sheriff Franklin said. “I am proud that we have a good working relationship with other law enforcement departments in the parish and from without, as we all are working for a common goal – to rid our parish of illegal narcotics.”