Six People Arrested on Illegal Narcotic Charges
A total of six people were arrested and charged by narcotic officers with the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office in late May, 2014, according to LaSalle Sheriff Scott Franklin.
The Sheriff noted that one of the men arrested faces a dozen counts of illegal drug charges and illegal firearm charges.
Michael Shane Lewis, 37, of Olla, LA was arrested Friday, May 30, 2014, for multiple drug offenses and firearm charges. Detectives had gone to his home in Olla armed with an arrest warrant for one of his guests. Lewis was arrested after detectives noticed several handguns and some drug paraphernalia on the kitchen table in the residence. Lewis was detained at that time and a search of the residence revealed two illegal weapons along with several different types of illegal narcotic drugs.
Lewis was placed under arrest and transported to the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office in Jena where he was booked into jail on the following charges:
• 2 counts of possession of an illegal firearm.
• 1 count of possession of CDS I (heroin) with intent to distribute.
• 4 counts of possession of legend drugs.
• 2 counts of possession of CDS IV (clonezepam/tramadol).
• 1 count of possession of CDS I (marijuana).
• 1 count of possession of CDS II (methamphetamines).
• 1 count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
As of press time on Monday, June 2, 2014, Lewis remained in the parish jail awaiting a bond hearing on these charges.
Drug Arrest in Jena
On Wednesday, May 21, 2014 an Olla, LA man was arrested and charged with drug offenses. LPSO detectives had executed a traffic stop on the vehicle and utility trailer that he was operating on Austin Road in Jena.
Lynn Hammond, 34, of Olla, LA was towing a utility trailer that had a switched license plate and obliterated VIN number when he was stopped. Upon further investigation, detectives discovered Hammond was in possession of illegal narcotic drugs, namely methamphetamines, and was placed under arrest at this time.
Further complicating Hammond’s situation was the fact that he was on parole/probation at the time. He was transported to the LaSalle Parish Jail where he was booked on charges of possession of CDS II (methamphetamines), and probation/parole violation.
As of press time, June 2, 2014, he remains in the parish jail under a $10,000 bond.
Three Drug Arrests
On Thursday, May 22, 2014, LPSO detectives arrived at a Tullos residence for the purpose of locating two wanted suspects, only to arrest three of the occupants of the home on drug charges.
The owner of the residence, Heather L. Williams, 27, of Tullos, LA and two of her friends, Mary B. Floyd, 26, of Olla, LA and Walter W. Terry, 62, of Tullos, LA were each arrested for multiple drug charges. Officers had received permission to search the residence and discovered drug paraphernalia and methamphetamines on the persons and property of these three individuals. All three were booked into the LaSalle Parish Jail on the following charges:
Heather L. Williams – possession of CDS I (marijuana), possession of CDS II (methamphetamines), possession of CDS III (hydrocodone); bond set at $11,500.
Mary B Floyd – possession of CDS II (methamphetamines); bond set at $5,000.
Walter W. Terry – possession of CDS II (methamphetamines), and possession of drug paraphernalia; bond set at $6,500.
As of press time June 2, 2014, Terry has been released on bond, while the two women remain in custody at the Richland Parish Detention Center in Rayville, LA.
Jena Woman Arrested
A Jena, LA woman has been arrested by LPSO detectives and charged with distributing illegal drugs in the Jena area.
Debbie M. Jones, 28, of Tarver Park in Jena, LA was arrested without incident on Thursday, May 29, 2014. LPSO detectives had received information that Jones was selling illegal narcotic drugs in the Jena area. After a lengthy investigation, detectives obtained evidence that Jones sold methamphetamines to an undercover operative on two separate occasions.
Jones was booked into the LaSalle Parish Jail on 2 counts of possession of CDS II (methamphetamimes), and later released on a $60,000 bond.
Sheriff Franklin commended his detectives for their fine work in all these cases, noting “Six more people who were involved in selling narcotics in our communities have been arrested and will face prosecution.”
“We are not letting up in our war against the sale and use of illegal narcotics in LaSalle Parish,” Sheriff Franklin said.