The Caddo/Shreveport Narcotics Unit conducted an operation at several locations this week resulting in the seizure of marijuana, crack cocaine and a large amount of methamphetamine ice, according to Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw.
Arrested were, Thomas Cox, 37; Taurese Byrd, 30; Lakeisha Arkansas, 29; Eric Bryant, 54; Edward Taylor, 47; Patrick Davis, 50; and Emmanuel Clark, 30.
During the operation, agents executed search warrants at three locations at various local homes, according to Lt Carl Townley of the Narcotics Unit.
The residences were located at 2808 ½ Creswell, 3022 Westover and 3825 Flora.
Wednesday (June 18, 2014), agents conducted an investigation at a local casino that led to the arrest of Cox for Possession of Schedule II Methamphetamine.
After the arrest of Cox, further investigation led agents to 2808 ½ Creswell where a search warrant was executed. During the execution of the warrant, agents seized a substantial amount of Methamphetamine Ice from the residence.
Inside the residence, agents discovered a pit bull dog and approximately 278 grams of Methamphetamine Ice valued at approximately $28,000. In addition, Cox was charged with possession of more than 200 grams of Methamphetamine and as an ‘In State Fugitive.’
This operation was conducted by agents with the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotic Unit and the DEA Task Force.
Tuesday (June 17, 2014), agents conducted an investigation which led to the execution of two search warrants.
The first search warrant executed was at 3022 Westover. During the execution of this warrant, agents seized approximately 541 grams of marijuana, one semi-automatic handgun and $1400 cash.
Arrested on Westover were:
Byrd, who was charged with Possession with intent to distribute Schedule I Marijuana; possession of a firearm by convicted felon; possession of a firearm with CDS; and possession of CDS in the presence of juveniles.
Arkansas, who was charged with possession with intent to distribute schedule I; marijuana and possession of CDS in the presence of juveniles.
The second search warrant executed Tuesday (June 17, 2014) was at 3825 Flora Street. During the execution. agents seized approximately 228 grams of marijuana; one gram of crack cocaine; and numerous Xanax tablets.
Arrested at 3825 Flora was:
Bryant, who was charged with possession with intent to distribute schedule I marijuana; and possession with intent to distribute schedule IV CDS.
Taylor, who was charged with possession with intent to distribute schedule I marijuana; and possession of schedule II crack cocaine.
Davis, who was charged with a traffic warrant from the City of Shreveport.
Clark, who was charged with resisting an officer during the execution of the warrant.
The suspects were booked at Caddo Correctional Center and the City Jail.