Narcotics Roundup

From the DeSoto Sheriff’s Office

JANUARY:  Narcotics Agents with the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office concluded an operation that resulted  in 5 citations written to clerks in stores across our Parish.  Due to multiple complaints about local stores selling THC/CBD products to minors, without checking for identification, agents were able to purchase vape, tobacco, and CBD/THC products with a minor.  Agents intend to continue these undercover operations periodically to ensure accountability on local store clerks who aim to illegally sell dangerous products to juveniles.

FEBRUARY:  Narcotics agents were able to make multiple arrests that involved the illegal possession, distribution of drugs, and/or illegal carrying of a firearm in our parish.  The following suspects were taken into custody on drug related charges:

– Kara Parker (22yo W/M of Teneha, TX) for Possession of Schedule II and Illegal Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance in the Presence of a Juvenile.

– Kawana Johnson (40yo B/F of Mansfield, LA) for Possession of Schedule II and Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance.

– Frederick Simon (42yo B/M of Mansfield, LA) for Distribution of Schedule II.

– Cashard Moore (22yo B/M of Columbia, LA) for Illegal Possession of Stolen Things (vehicle) and Possession of Schedule I.

– Micheal Blackwell (56yo W/M of Logansport, LA) for Possession of Schedule II, Obstruction of Justice, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and 2nd or Subsequent Offense.

– Jeffery Calhoun (53yo B/M of Mansfield, LA) for Possession of Schedule II with Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, and two outstanding Felony Warrants on charges of Distribution of Crack Cocaine.

This, including the recovery of 41 fentanyl pills, 170 units of Fentanyl, 3.1 grams of Black Tar Heroin, and 31 grams of Brown Heroin which was posted last week, is part of an ongoing effort to keep our DeSoto Parish streets clean and keep dangerous substances out of reach of our children.  Sheriff Richardson highly expects many more arrests to come as a result of these investigations and more, in the coming days.