Minden Press-Herald

Oct 01st

Deputies bust major players


BENJAMIN_BUSSEYTwo separate arrests have been made this week in Doyline, where methamphetamine was the downfall.

"CAD (Community Action Directed) deputies made a big, huge drug bust on a big timer from Doyline, who we have been after for a while now," said Webster Parish Sheriff's Chief Deputy Bobby Igo, Jr.

Benjamin Aaron Bussey, 28, was booked into Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center on four counts of distribution and possession.

"We got a tip that the suspect was in Doyline, so we went to the residence and found him, and recovered about nine grams of meth," said Capt. Robert Hayden. "We had four warrants on him, and he will be charged with possession of meth and possession of Xanax and Valium."

The approximate street value of the drugs in Bussey's possession is $2,000, and WPSO will be seizing his 2009 Toyota Camry.

Among the acquired evidence, Hayden noted a black tube he found suspicious.

"This black tube is what they (drug users) are starting to put their drugs and paraphernalia in," he said. "They wrap a tube with black electrical tape. If they get pulled over at night, they will throw it and because it is dark, they think it isn't seen.

"They will go back the next day to pick it up. So they are kind of sharp, but we are catching on to their tricks."

Hayden feels methamphetamine is becoming a real issue.

"We are having more problems and arrests that involve meth," Hayden said.

Charmari Franks, 42, also of Doyline, was arrested Tuesday after an ongoing investigation.

She was arrested on two warrants of distribution of methamphetamine, taken to the Webster Parish Courthouse for booking and transported to BDCC.

Along with Hayden, Community Action Directed deputies Bobby Igo, III and Joel Thomas assisted with the arrests.






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