SHREVEPORT, La. (KMSS) — Law enforcement officials arrested 19 people Thursday for their alleged involvement in purchase and sale of crack cocaine. One person even went so far as to demand drugs from authorities.
According to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw, authorites made the arrests in the MLK area of Shreveport after receiving complaints involving the sale of crack cocaine.
After a search warrant was executed by the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office in the 3000 block of Gordonia, an operation was conducted by the Caddo–Shreveport Narcotics Unit and Shreveport Police Vice Unit.
A total of 19 suspects were arrested for felony cocaine charges in the raid and operation. According to Caddo Sheriff’s Lieutenant Carl Townley, the last suspect arrested, Cheryl Wilkerson, 50, walked up while agents were ending the operation and boldly demanded to buy crack cocaine.
Townley said the agents were surprised, due to the fact they were wearing tactical uniforms clearly marked with either SHERIFF or POLICE. The woman was arrested after making her demand.
During the arrests, agents seized about 18.2 grams of crack cocaine, a small amount of marijuana and a small amount of ecstasy. The suspects were booked in the Caddo Correctional Center and Shreveport City Jail.