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Drug Task Force makes 2 arrests

On Thursday, while on criminal patrol throughout the parish, the Washington Parish Drug Task Force arrested two parish residents, according to Chief Deputy Mike Haley of the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Nicole Tompkins, 23, a resident of Benny King Road, was arrested in the Warnerton area after narcotics detectives discovered she was in possession of several types of illegal drugs, including methamphetamine, Haley said. She was booked into the Washington Parish Jail on charges of two counts of possession of illegal drugs with intent to distribute, two counts of possession of illegal drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and a traffic offense.

Haley said that Tompkins has three previous stays in the Washington Parish Jail. In 2018, she was arrested for distribution of illegal drugs and failure to appear in court. In 2020, she was arrested for possession of illegal drugs with intent to distribute. Earlier in 2021, she was arrested for possession of illegal drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and a traffic offense.

Haley said that Logan Knight, 24, a resident of 17th Street in Bogalusa, was arrested on Bogalusa’s Wabash Street. Knight was booked into the Washington Parish Jail on charges of possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.

“More good arrests and more illegal drugs taken out of our community,” Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said. “If you are involved with illegal drugs in any form or fashion, you should be aware that our Drug Task Force detectives and other officers are constantly working throughout the parish and are always on the lookout for illegal drug activity.”

Logan Knight