POSTED: Monday, April 9, 2012 - 11:00pm
UPDATED: Monday, April 9, 2012 - 11:04pm
BOSSIER PARISH, LA — Bossier Sheriff Larry Deen says deputies made several arrests on various drug charges over the weekend following traffic stops and toilet flushes.
Friday afternoon, a deputy clocked Marcus J. Alfred, 27, of Lafayette, traveling 40 mph in a 25 mph construction zone, with Rakeem A. Blakes, 20, of Shreveport, as the passenger. Consent was given to search the vehicle, and the deputy found a pill bottle containing hydrocodone pills, but neither Alfred nor Blakes admitted knowing about the pills.
Alfred was also driving with a suspended license.
Both were charged with possession of Schedule IV (hydrocodone), while Alfred was additionally charged with speeding and driving under suspension. Alfred has a bond of $5,550, while Blakes has bond of $5,000.
Later that afternoon, a deputy detected a strong odor of marijuana while at the door of the residence of Trysheca D. Nelson, 26, at the 5700 block of E. Texas in Bossier City. After allowing the deputy to enter the residence, Nelson asked to use the restroom.
Upon exiting the restroom, Nelson allowed the deputy to sweep the house for other occupants, and it was then the deputy observed several pieces of suspected marijuana floating in the running toilet.
Nelson admitted to flushing the marijuana down the toilet and consented to a search of the residence, in which the deputy found a baggie of suspected marijuana.
Nelson was charged with possession of Schedule I (marijuana) and obstruction of justice, and then booked with a bond of $2,500.
On Friday night, a deputy observed Nicole M. Tetera, 25, of Bush, La., traveling south on Airline Dr. with a tail light out and throwing things out of the window. When the deputy made contact with Tetera, she appeared very nervous, shaking all over.
She gave consent to search her vehicle, and deputies recovered three suspected alprazolam pills inside a small compartment inside her purse.
She was charged with possession of Schedule IV (alprazolam), littering and driving with a tail light out; her bond is $4,100.
Rounding out the weekend drug busts on Saturday afternoon involved a deputy assisting in an undercover narcotics operation in which Ethan P. Haire, 17, of Bossier City, tried to sell marijuana to the deputy.
Haire admitted to trying to sell the marijuana, and deputies recovered five baggies of suspected marijuana from his vehicle.
He was charged with possession of Schedule I (marijuana) with the intent to distribute, and his bond is set at $20,000.
All arrested were transported to the Bossier Maximum Security Facility.