Suspected dealer nabbed; drugs and cash are seized
An arrest was made and a large cache of drugs and cash seized when Crowley Police served a search warrant on a residence here Monday.
According to Police Chief Jimmy Broussard, agents with the Crowley Police Narcotics Division and SWAT Team executed the search warrant on 1515 W. Eight St. following a two-week-long investigation into suspected drug sales there.
Darius Harrison Sr., 29, was inside the residence at the time the warrant was served.
Inside the residence, officers discovered “a large amount of various types of drugs,” Broussard said, including more than a pound of “regular” marijuana and several ounces of “high-grade” marijuana having a street value of about $1,800.
Agents also located over $5,000 in cash that is believed to have been derived from drug sales.
Broussard said agents will file for this cash to be seized by the 15th Judicial District Court.
Also seized during the search were nearly 60 ecstasy pills, 15 alprazolam pills and 20 tramadol pills having a street value of about $600, according to Broussard.
In addition, agents found eight 1-pint bottles of codeine that sell for about $200 per bottle, and a plastic baggie containing a white powdery substance that agents believed to be cocaine, Broussard added.
Harrison has been charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, ecstasy, codeine, tramadol, alpramazolam and cocaine. He also was charged with monies derived from drug activities.
Harrison has been booked into the Acadia Parish Jail.
Broussard said agents will be issuing warrants for at least two more subjects that they said live in the residence.