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13 arrested in joint TPSO, HPD, DEA drug investigation

Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | Views: 16829

13 arrested in joint TPSO, HPD, DEA drug investigation
From the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office:
HAMMOND, LA – (March 6, 2018) - On March 1, 2018, in joint efforts between the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office (TPSO), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Hammond Police Department’s Narcotics and Street Crimes Unit, multiple narcotics related search warrants were executed on Turner Lane in Hammond, LA. This area has been the center of numerous complaints of illegal drug activity and has been the scene for many violent crimes in our area.

TPSO Narcotics Agents have been investigating drug related complaints in the Turner Lane/ Hinson Road areas over the past several weeks. Agents have been conducting surveillance operations and undercover controlled purchases of illegal narcotics from individuals who have been loitering at a residence which sits at the end of Turner Lane. As a result of the findings, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office obtained search warrant for the residence.Through the efforts of this warrant all property, persons, vehicles present, and arriving, during execution of the search warrant were subject to the search.

As law enforcement arrived at the residence, several individuals began to flee on foot. One individual in particular attempted to run over a TPSO Detective with her vehicle while trying to flee the resident at a high rate of speed to elude law enforcement.

All individuals who attempted to flee during the initial contact were quickly apprehended, identified, and subsequently arrested for various charges to include narcotics violations, outstanding warrants (both felony and misdemeanor), and attempted vehicular homicide.

At this time, law enforcement gained control of the area, executed a search of the property to include all vehicles and persons present and arriving on the property during the execution of the search warrant. The search produced a large quantity of high grade marijuana, over $5,000.00 of cash currency in increments consistent with street level narcotics sales, several items of drug paraphernalia (crack pipes, digital scales, etc.), prescription pain pills, and firearms.

Numerous arrests were made during this operation including those who arrived at the residence with the intent to purchase illegal narcotics. Unfortunately for these guys, the “blue crew” was in charge of working the drug sales on Turner Lane that night. As result of their efforts, the following arrests were made:

Christina Porter, 37, Charges: Reckless operation of a vehicle, aggravated resisting officer by flight, attempted vehicular homicide, and fugitive from another jurisdiction.

Leon Maryland, 43, Charges: Failure to appear and outstanding warrants.

Lavell Stanley, 54, Charges: Outstanding warrants, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of schedule 2 CDS.

Dylan Arrington, 17, Charges: Outstanding warrants, attempting to purchase marijuana, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Troy Brown, 38, Charges: Outstanding warrants.

Yleska Selders, 37, Charges: Attempted possession of marijuana.

Quintesha Moore, 28, Charges: Outstanding warrants, possession of Schedule 1 CDS (Marijuana).

Jerome Jacobs, 54, Charges: Possession of Schedule 2 CDS.

Morgan Foster, 25, Charges: Attempted Possession of marijuana.

David Dillon, 30, Charges: Attempted possession of marijuana.

Sara Knight, 25, Charges: Child Desertion.

Jamarcus Marshall, 23, Charges: Possession with intent to distribute schedule 1 CDS, Possession with intent to Distribute Schedule 2 CDS, Possession of weapon while in possession of CDS, possession of firearm with obliterated serial number, outstanding warrants

Tommie Anderson, 33, Charges: Possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of Schedule 1 CDS.

The TPSO would like to acknowledge the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Hammond Police Department for their superior efforts and assistance. “We are grateful for the partnerships we have developed with these agencies and the help they provided in making this operation a success,” said Sheriff Edwards.