SHERIFF’S OFFICE SEIZES ILLEGAL DRUGS
After receiving numerous tips from concerned citizens, the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office began a drug investigation focusing on one residence in the Pine community.
The Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration obtained a search warrant for the residence of Carla Renee Thomas, 43. Upon entering her residence, Drug Task Force detectives and DEA agents discovered approximately 79.7 grams of methamphetamine, 26.6 grams of marijuana, Xanax, Tramadol, Suboxone, Clonazepam, digital scales, drug paraphernalia, one pistol and one rifle.
Thomas was arrested and placed in the Washington Parish Jail on March 7 charged with three counts of distribution of Schedule Two drugs, one count of distribution of Schedule Three drugs, three counts of possession with intent to distribute Schedule Two drugs, one count of possession with intent to distribute Schedule Three drugs and one count of possession of Schedule Four drugs. She remains in jail with her bond set at $300,000.
Sheriff Randy Seal commented. “Once again we see the value of a joint effort between your Sheriff’s Office and the DEA to eradicate illegal narcotics in Washington Parish and put drug dealers in jail. It is a great partnership and we will continue to work together on behalf of the good citizens of our parish.”