Sheriff: Children were present during illegal drug sale

Published 11:08 am Thursday, February 24, 2022

On Tuesday, detectives with the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force arrested Christopher Rashad Brown, 32, a resident of Lee Road. Brown was charged with selling and using methamphetamine in the presence of young children, according to WPSO Chief Criminal Deputy Mike Haley.

Brown was jailed on charges of distribution of illegal drugs and three counts of use of illegal drugs in the presence of children. His bond was set at $150,000.

Haley said that Brown has previous arrests in Washington Parish, beginning with a 2011 arrest for distribution of illegal drugs and obstruction of justice. He was arrested again in 2020 on two counts of distribution of illegal drugs, two counts of possession of illegal drugs with intent to distribute, obstruction of justice and traffic offenses.

“What type of person would use and sell meth in the presence of young children?” Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal asked. “I think every decent person knows the answer to that question. I am grateful to our narcotics detectives for their hard work in getting illegal drugs out of our parish.”