Minden Press-Herald

Oct 02nd

North Webster agents take out drug dealer

Cotis MorrisA Shongaloo drug dealer is out of business for a while, thanks to the efforts of the North Webster Drug Task Force.

Cotis Dezmond Morris, 28, of Barge Road, was arrested on two counts of distribution of methamphetamine and one count each of distribution of CDS Sch. I marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

According to reports, Webster Parish Sheriff's Lt. Shawn Baker, Spirnghill Narcotics Det. Ronald Wedgeworth and Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd received information that Morris, a wanted fugitive, was hiding at a residence in Shongaloo.

Agents reportedly had several warrants on Morris (aka Munn) for drug distribution, as well as an additional warrant stemming from the search of Morris' Cullen residence several weeks ago, where more than two pounds of marijuana were recovered.

"Morris is in the National Crime Information Center computer and had eluded us, along with Columbia County Sheriff's Office narcotics agents over the past several weeks," Baker said.

When the trio of agents arrived at the Shongaloo residence, Wedgeworth, through an open window, reportedly observed Morris standing in the kitchen. Morris reportedly ran toward the rear of the residnce.

"Cotis ran toward the rear of the residence as Chief Lynd and I entered and found him hiding in a closet in the bedroom," Baker said.
Morris was placed into custody and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center, where he is held under bonds totalling $160,000.






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