Minden Press-Herald

Oct 02nd

6-month probe nets two

QUINCY_L_HARRISADRIENNE_N_FRANKLINA six-month-long investigation by Webster Parish Sheriff's Community Action Directed Patrol team (CAD) paid dividends for the sheriff's department late last week.

Quincy Lamar Harris, 43, of Talton Street in Minden was booked on charges for distribution of CDS Schedules IV and III, and two counts for distribution of a CDS Schedule II.

Adrienne N. Franklin, 31, of West Street in Minden was booked for possession of marijuana.

The arrests followed an undercover investigation by the CAD Patrol team into Harris' alleged distribution of prescription medications.

According to CAD Patrol and Narcotics Team Lead Capt. Robert Hayden, Harris was caught distributing drugs including Lortab, Xanax, Ecstasy and others.

"Following our investigation we served arrest warrants on Harris," said Hayden. "Franklin was with him and we found marijuana on her during a search."

Sheriff Gary Sexton initiated the CAD Patrol team approximately two years ago, and according to him the results achieved by this directed patrol unit have validated their need.

"Our efforts have grown to meet the changing needs of our parish," he said. "This directed patrol initiative has proven to be incredibly helpful in addressing specific areas that strengthen not only the efforts of our road patrol, but also that of our narcotics and investigation divisions."

Harris and Franklin were transported for booking to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center, where Harris is held on bond amounts totaling $235,000.

CRYSTAL_MONNE_LEWISNODKESHIA_STEPHENSIn an unrelated narcotics case from the north end of the parish, sheriff's narcotics investigator Lt. Shawn Baker and Springhill Police officers Ronald Wedgeworth and William Frazier arrested Crystal Monne Lewis, 32, of McAuthor Street in Cotton Valley.

She was booked Thursday for Criminal Conspiracy to Distribute CDS Schedule II (methadone) with a $20,000 bond.

Nodkeshia Stephens, 26, of the 400 block of 4th St. S.E., Springhill, was arrested by deputies Sgt. Randy Culpepper and Sgt. Thomas W. Rolen on a felony count of possession of marijuana.

Sexton said that while processing evidence of introduction of contraband, Sgt. Culpepper found a bag containing a green leafy substance in a bag of tobacco.

"The deputies field-tested a portion of the substance and got a positive result for marijuana," the sheriff said.






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