Jena Man Arrested

Jena Man Arrested for Two Drug Distribution Charges

A 30-year-old Jena, LA, man was arrested and booked on drug charges last Thursday by narcotics detectives with the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office, according to Sheriff Scott Franklin.

Narcotics detectives had obtained arrest warrants for Michael Jackson, 30, of Jena, relating to an undercover drug operation.  During the operation, Jackson allegedly sold illegal narcotic drugs to an undercover operative working for the LPSO.

Thursday, November 7, 2013, officers located Jackson at a residence on Thomas Alley Road off LA 8 West. He was taken into custody without incident, transported to the LaSalle Parish Jail and booked on charges of distribution of CDS II, methamphetamine, and distribution of CDS II, cocaine.

As of press time, Monday, November 11, 2013, Jackson remained in the LaSalle Parish jail awaiting a bond hearing on these charges.

Sheriff Franklin commended the detectives involved in this operation, noting that some times it takes a lot of time to develop a case involving the distribution of illegal narcotics. “Many of our cases are made on tips from concerned citizens who suspect some type of illegal activity going on in their community,” Franklin said. “We welcome these tips and always follow through on them. Sometimes they lead to a drug case and sometimes they don’t, but we don’t underestimate the value of our citizens input.”

“As I have said before, we can’t be every where all the time, so we rely on concerned citizens keeping eyes on their neighborhoods and reporting any suspicious activity,” he said. “We are dedicated to putting a stop to illegal drug traffic in our parish and we will not leave a stone unturned in doing so,” he said. “Those who want to get involved in distribution of drugs might take a stern warning and either quit or take their drug business somewhere else.”