Narcotics agents with the Combined Bossier Narcotics Task Force arrested eight people for possession of various and sundry drug and weapon charges during a narcotics investigation at two Bossier City hotels this week.
During an investigation Wednesday at one hotel room occupied by four persons, agents found a spoon with residue that tested positive for methamphetamine, Xanax, and a scale commonly used for weighing narcotics. Arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of Xanax and possession of drug paraphernalia were:
- John D. Stewart, 18, of the 1000 block of Roanoke Drive in Shreveport
- Leigh A. Colvin, 29,of the 7100 block of North Tammy Lane in Shreveport
- Daniel R. Holland, 30,of the 100 block of Fountainbleau Drive in Shreveport
- Larry E. Anderson, 36, of the 300 block of Watts Road in Shreveport
Anderson also was arrested on an active Bossier Sheriff's Office warrant for felony theft.
During an investigation at another Bossier City hotel Wednesday, agents found marijuana in a hotel room occupied by two adults and two children. The two adults in the room initially attempted to hide the marijuana from agnents by kicking it under the bed, but eventually admitted to the offese. Arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a minor were:
- Anthony L. Cotton, 39, of Bossier City
- Mary M.Thomas, 36, of the 1500 block of West Kentucky Avenue in Ruston
At that same hotel earlier this week, agents arrested two people for knowingly possessing a handgun with the serial number scratched off. One of the suspects also gave a false name at the time of questioning. Arrested Monday and charged with possessing a firearm with obliterated numbers were
- Chase D. Anderson, 21, of the 3200 block of Stafford Avenue in Bossier City
- Kayla R. Wilson, 19, of the 100 block of Oaklawn in Bossier City
Anderson also was charged with resisting arrest and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Agents also found a large amount of synthetic marijuana in the room with Anderson and Wilson and additional charges are pending.
All eight arrestees were transported to the Bossier Maximum Security Facitlity for booking.
The Bossier Combined Narcotics Task Force comprises agents from the Bossier Sheriff's Office and the Bossier City Police Department. The team was established in October last year by Sheriff Juliian Whittington and Police Chief shane McWilliams as a combined effort to combat illegal drug activity and associated crimes all throughout Bossier Parish.