Task force arrests four Springhill drug dealersBetween breakfast and lunch last Friday, Springhill police and drug task force narcotics agents took four dealers off north Webster Parish streets.
"We had warrants for these people and just decided it was time we brought them in," said Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd. "We had no problems out of any of them. It went exactly the way we intended."
Before 8 a.m. July 8, Lynd, along with Webster Parish Sheriff's Lt. Shawn Baker and Springhill Narcotics officer Ronald Wedgeworth served four active distribution warrants at the residence of Lynetta Green, 35, of the 100 block of 3rd Street in Springhill.
Green was arrested on three counts of distribution of CDS Sch. II (crack cocaine) and one count of distribution of CDS Sch. I (marijuana). She is being held on a bond of $20,000.
A little more than an hour later, agents knocked on Kim Howell's door in the 1000 block of 4th Street in Springhill and arrested the 39-year-old on four active warrants for distribution of CDS Sch. III Hydrocodone.
One of those warrants was for distribution in the presence of a minor and another was for distribution within 1000 feet of a school zone.
Howell's bonds total $35,000.
At 9:48 a.m., Twales Hawthorne, 40, of the 500 block of 4th Street SE, was advised of her Miranda rights and booked on two counts of distribution of CDS Sch. II (crack cocaine).
Hawthorne is at Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center (BDCC) on a bond of $50,000.
Before 11 a.m., agents, assisted by Springhill Sgt. Rex Morse and officer William Frazier, arrested Eric Briggs, 51, of the 600 block of Douglas Street in Springhill on one count of distribution of CDS Sch. I (marijuana), distribution of CDS Sch. II (crack cocaine), distribution of CDS Sch. III (Lortab), possession of CDS Sch. II (crack cocaine) and possession of CDS Sch. I (marijuana) with intent to distribute.
"When we advised him he was under arrest, he asked if he could go put some more clothes on," Lynd said. "I walked into the house with him and right in the doorway, in plain view, was a marijuana roach."
Lynd and his officers searched the residence and reportedly discovered two rocks of crack cocaine, five small bags of marijuana, one large bag of marijuana, a knife, one box of sandwich bags, two packs of rolling papers, one Red Collin St. bakery can, one joint of marijuana, one Ace cigarette pack and one pill bottle of Lisinop.
Lynd said this was Briggs' first felony arrest. He is at BDCC on bonds totaling $50,000.