Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force Detectives were working in Bogalusa on March 25 when they received a call about a supposedly vacant house in the 900 block of Avenue E that was possibly being burglarized. Upon responding to the address, they encountered a female exiting the residence. She had a strong odor of marijuana on her person and there was a similar strong odor coming from inside the residence.
Detectives secured the scene and obtained a search warrant. While searching the residence, detectives discovered marijuana, xanax pills, ecstasy, roxycontin, several bottles of promethazene with the labels torn off, digital scales and zip baggies. Also discovered was $1,340 in drug money. All property was seized and is being held for evidence.
Arrested in the drug bust were Nigena H. Wilson, 25, from Bogalusa, and Brent C. Collins, 27, from Hammond. Another male fled the residence through the back door. He has been identified and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Both Wilson and Collins were transported to the Washington Parish Jail. No bond has been set at this time.
Wilson and Collins have each been charged with several counts of illegal drug possession, intent to distribute illegal drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.
“I’ve said it before and I will say it again,” said Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. “We will not let up in our fight against drug dealers in Washington Parish. We will continue to seek them out, arrest them and place them in jail where they belong. Selling and using illegal drugs are not victimless crimes. Most burglaries and thefts are directly related to the illegal drug trade. Honest, hard-working taxpayers should not have to put up with drug dealers. They are a drain on the quality of life for all of our citizens.”