Sheriff Jayson Richardson wanted to notify the public of two narcotics arrests after multiple complaints were received.
Agents conducted an undercover operation involving the distribution of methamphetamine in the Logansport area. During the operation, Agents were able to identify Annie Louise Murray (W/F – DOB: 07/29/1981) of Joaquin, TX as being one of the dealers transporting suspected methamphetamine from Joaquin into Logansport. Agents found that after transporting the narcotics into DeSoto Parish, she would then sell the methamphetamine to local residents. Agents obtained an arrest warrant for Murray. She was later arrested and booked into the DeSoto Parish Detention Center for Possession of Schedule II with Intent to Distribute - Methamphetamine. Additional arrests are anticipated from this undercover operation.
Agents conducted a brief investigation following complaints received within Mansfield city limits. Citizens reported narcotics activity at an abandoned house at the intersection of Williams Street and Sample Street. Agents responded to the location and observed a vehicle parked in the roadway in front of the house. A subject, later identified as Derrick Thomas (B/M – DOB: 11/28/1976) of Shreveport, LA, was standing in the yard of the abandoned house. During the investigation, Agents learned the vehicle parked in the roadway belonged to Thomas and observed within plain view what appeared to be a marijuana grinder, digital scales, and marijuana cigars. Agents searched the vehicle and located the above listed items as well as 6 bags of suspected synthetic marijuana, another digital scale, and empty plastic bags commonly used as packaging material for narcotics. Thomas admitted to having possession of the items, was placed under arrest and later booked into the DeSoto Parish Detention Center for the following charges:
Obstruction of a Public Passage
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Possession of Schedule I with Intent to Distribute
Annie Louise Murray (W/F – DOB: 07/29/1981)
Derrick Thomas (B/M – DOB: 11/28/1976)