BPD: 3 arrested on drug charges
Officers with the Bogalusa Police Department’s Criminal Patrol Division recently conducted an investigation into information of narcotics trafficking at a residence on Breland Road in Bogalusa, ultimately making three arrests, according to BPD officials.
After conducting surveillance on the residence, officers observed suspects leave in a vehicle believed to be transporting narcotics. The vehicle was stopped on Sullivan Drive for traffic violations.
The driver, William Robinson, 46, of Bogalusa, and Shelia Lucas, 46, of Bogalusa, were both arrested for outstanding attachments for failure to appear in court. Lucas was also in possession of a crack pipe, and Robinson was in possession of marijuana and ecstasy.
As the investigation continued a passenger, Johnathan Lewis, 35, of Bogalusa, was found to be in possession of 4.4 grams of crack cocaine. As officers were about to arrest Lewis, he reportedly attempted to flee on foot. After a brief struggle in which Lewis violently resisted officers, he was taken into custody.
Officers learned that Robinson was the owner of the Breland Road residence, and he signed consent to search the residence. During the search, officers recovered over 200 various pills, 1.2 grams of marijuana, 21.1 grams of crack-cocaine, an assortment of drug paraphernalia commonly used in the manufacture and trafficking of crack-cocaine, one rifle, two shotguns, one handgun, and a large amount of ammunition.
As a result of the investigation, Robinson was charged with possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute ecstasy (MDMA), distribution of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute Schedule IV narcotics, possession/distribution of Schedule V narcotics, sale/possession of legend drugs, possession of weapons by a convicted felon, illegal carrying of a weapon while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, expired license plate, operating a vehicle without using headlights, and an attachment.
Lewis was charged with two counts of resisting an officer, resisting an officer with force or violence, two counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession with intent to distribute Schedule IV narcotics, possession/distribution of Schedule V narcotics, possession of marijuana, sale/possession of legend drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of weapons by a convicted felon, and illegal carrying of a weapon while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
Lucas was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and an attachment.
All three suspects reportedly have lengthy criminal histories.
Officers involved in the investigation were Pfc. Lindsey, Pfc. Seals, Lt. Wilson-Hunt, Sgt. Ceaser, Sgt. Dicarlo, and Ptn. Seal. BPD officials noted that these officers are to be commended for their proactive police work, and for taking three more drug offenders off the streets.