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Bogalusa man arrested after drugs seized from residence

Bogalusa man arrested after drugs seized from residence
Posted: Nov 7, 2018
Categories: Front Page, Crime
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From the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office:
On November 1, detectives with the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force arrested Jonathan M. Brown, 29, of Bogalusa. The arrest came after information of illegal drugs at a residence and the issuance of a search warrant.

When detectives arrived along with a Louisiana Probation and Parole agent, they encountered a female in possession of a small amount of marijuana sitting on the front porch. The woman, identified as Deshontaire Foster, was later issued a misdemeanor summons for possession of the marijuana.

Jonathan Brown came out of the residence and joined Foster on the porch. Soon after, Foster ran inside the residence, closing and locking the door behind her. Brown then attempted to block the officers from the door. He was unsuccessful as detectives forced their way into the house and began to search, discovering heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana, a .380 semi-automatic pistol and a .9mm semi-automatic pistol. Brown admitted the drugs and weapons were his.

Brown was arrested and transported to the Washington Parish Jail charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin and methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm with a controlled dangerous substance present, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and obstruction of justice. He remains in jail with bond set at $146,000.

Brown has been in the Washington Parish Jail four previous times beginning with a 2007 arrest for possession of illegal drugs. Subsequent arrests in 2007 and 2012 included possession with intent to distribute drugs, failure to appear in court and resisting a police officer with force or violence. There is no record of a previous Washington Parish arrest for Deshontaire Foster.

Sheriff Randy Seal commented. “A combination of illegal drugs and illegal weapons are a recipe for potential disaster. We will never know what might have been prevented by this search, seizure and arrest. Our drug task force is to be commended for removing illegal drugs and one more drug dealer from our community.”