A Springhill recording artist is singing like a jailbird after his arrest on drug charges.
Members of the North Webster Drug Task Force arrested Cotis Markray, Jr. (aka Nimp-P), 38, of the 100 block of Mill Pond Road. He is charged with possession of CDS Sch. I (marijuana) with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
Webster Parish Sheriff's Lt. Shawn Baker, Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd and Springhill Det. Ronald Wedgeworth served three arrest warrants on Markray as a result of a previous search warrant at his studio.
"When we searched his recording studio the week before, we found two jars of hydroponic marijuana," Baker said. "This is a very high grade of marijuana with a street value of approximately $1,000."
Agents also recovered two firearms at the studio at the time of the search, as well as numerous items of drug paraphernalia.
Agents also arrested a Cullen man for distributing illegal narcotics.
Melvin Scott Cook, 38, of the 100 block of Carr Street, was arrested on a warrant for distribution of CDS Sch. III (Hydrocodone), as the result of an undercover narcotics purchase.
Cook was transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center where he is held on a bond of $25,000.