Drug crime lands 4 in jail
Published 5:16 am Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Four people were arrested during the weekend, after a woman was left unconscious at a local hospital and an investigation led to various drug-related charges.
Bogalusa Police Department Public Information Officer Major Percy Knight reported that shortly after 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, a woman was dropped off and abandoned at the entrance of Our Lady of Angels Hospital in Bogalusa.
“She was unconscious and not breathing,” he said. “Medical staff immediately recognized her condition as a narcotics overdose. After being treated by the medical staff, the female regained consciousness and told officers that she had consumed heroin at a residence in Bogalusa.”
Officers went to the residence to conduct an investigation, resulting in the following arrests:
- Dane Bee Morgan, 33, of Bush, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a drug free zone, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.
- Norman Thomas, 52, of Bogalusa, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a drug free zone and possession of schedule II narcotics.
- Lena Whitney, 33, of Bogalusa, was charged with letting a disorderly place, possession of marijuana, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a drug free zone.
- William Edward Phelps, 50, of Bogalusa, was charged with letting a disorderly place.
Knight said the letting a disorderly place is the granting of the right to use any
premises, knowing that they are to be used as a disorderly place, or allowing the continued use of the premises with such knowledge.