Former Shreveport mayoral candidate accused of selling meth

Former Shreveport mayoral candidate accused of selling meth

Authorities say Ward Elmo Bryant, who ran for mayor in 1998, sold an undercover agent meth.
A former Shreveport mayoral candidate is locked up, accused of selling drugs.

Elmo Bryant ran for mayor in 1998. He was arrested on Monday, charged with possession of narcotics.

Authorities say during a month-long investigation, a Bossier narcotics agent purchased 48 grams of suspected meth from Bryant at his business, Bryant and Associates on Lakeshore Drive.

Agents found a handgun, 59 hydrocodone pills, 198.8 grams of marijuana and 247 grams of meth at the architecture firm.

The meth alone has a street value of $25,000. The marijuana could sell for $50 per gram.

"Well, any time we can get a significant dealer off the street it's always good for not only the department, but also for Caddo Parish, uh and the citizens of Caddo and Shreveport," says Lt. Carl Townley with Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Agents also arrested 51-year-old Ricky Polo at the business.

He's charged with possession of narcotics with intent to distribute.

The investigation is ongoing.
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