Sheriff: Search warrant leads to 2 arrests

Published 12:56 pm Friday, September 30, 2022

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On Wednesday, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives obtained a warrant from a 22nd Judicial District Judge authorizing them to search a residence located at 25388 Military Road, according to WPSO Chief Criminal Deputy Mike Haley. Upon entering the residence, the detectives encountered two individuals, each of whom was arrested.

Dustin King, 45, a resident of Mississippi Highway 43 North in Pearl River County, Miss., was arrested and transported to the Washington Parish Jail where he was booked on charges of distribution of illegal narcotics, possession with intent to distribute illegal narcotics, possession of illegal narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, use of illegal narcotics in the presence of a juvenile and being a fugitive from Pearl River County. His bond was set at $100,000.

In addition to his current charges, King has a history of arrests in Washington Parish dating back to 2007 when he was charged with numerous counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, Haley said. Other arrests in 2013, 2016 and 2018 were for a variety of charges, including driving while intoxicated, probation violation and narcotics offenses.

Shanda Honaker, 45, a resident of the Military Road address, was arrested on charges of possession with intent to distribute illegal narcotics, use of narcotics in the presence of a juvenile, possession of illegal drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $30,000.

Haley said that Honaker has previous stays in the Washington Parish Jail. In 2018, she was arrested twice for illegal narcotics offenses. In 2020, she faced charges of burglary, possession of stolen property, possession of a stolen firearm, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and obstruction of justice.

Two minor children were present in the house at the time of the arrests, Haley said, adding that they were turned over to the custody of Honaker’s mother who arrived at the scene.

“I don’t know whether to be angry or disgusted,” Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said. “Perhaps both. It is so disappointing to see anyone throwing their life away for clandestine abuse of illegal drugs. I remind these two, as well as others, that it is never too late to face reality and turn your life around.”