Three LaSalle Parish men were arrested and charged with drug offenses during the past week by narcotic detectives with the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office, according to Sheriff’ Scott Franklin.
On Monday, December 10, 2012, detectives arrested a Urania man for several illegal narcotic violations when they executed a search warrant at his residence. William Ray Lee, 21, of Urania, was arrested after narcotic detectives searched his home and found suspected illegal narcotics inside his bedroom. Officers used a K9 to search the residence and found what they believed to be methamphetamines packaged in zip lock baggies and a small amount of suspected synthetic marijuana, along with other items of drug paraphernalia. All of these items were seized as evidence in the case. Lee was transported to the LaSalle Parish Jail where he was charged with the crimes of Possession of CDS I (synthetic marijuana), Possession of CDS II (methamphetamines) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
On Friday, December 14, 2012, while on patrol in the Belah Community, a LaSalle Parish Deputy Sheriff made a traffic stop on a vehicle on Highway 773 for traffic violations. After identifying the occupants as Tyler E. Grant, 17, and Landon B. York, 18, the officer noticed a small plastic baggie in the door pocket that he believed was consistent with packaging of illegal narcotic substances. Once the officer examined this item, his suspicions were confirmed and a search of the entire vehicle was conducted. During the search, officers located a quantity of suspected methamphetamines and marijuana, as well as other drug paraphernalia hidden inside the passenger compartment of the vehicle. All of these items were seized as evidence in the case and the pair was transported to the LaSalle Parish Jail and each charged with the crimes of Possession of CDS I (marijuana), Possession of CDS II (methamphetamines) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Grant was also charged with the traffic violations – improper lights and no taillights.