Text leads to drug arrestsPublished 12:00am Sunday, September 9, 2012
MONTEREY — The Concordia Narcotics Task Force confiscated half a pound of marijuana valued at $1,000 last week during an undercover drug bust.
While Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were responding to a theft of gas complaint in Monterey, Chief Deputy David Hedrick said deputies got a tip of a potential drug purchase in the area.
“They were making an arrest for the theft of fuel charge of someone who had been caught on video taking gas from farmer’s containers,” Hedrick said. “The suspect got a text about purchasing some drugs and our officers then set up the undercover buy.”
The drug buy led the task force agents to a house in Jonesville commonly known for containing marijuana and other narcotics for sale, Hedrick said.
Roxie D. Eddy, 46, Bronco Lane Willhite, 42, and Francis A. Peebles, 24, were all in the house and consented to a search by the task force agents, Hedrick said.
“Our agents recovered half a pound of marijuana sealed in the freezer that they had been selling off of,” Hedrick said. “There’s no telling how much they had when they started.”
Several different marijuana smoking devices and other drug paraphernalia was also recovered by the agents, Hedrick said.
Eddy, 3804 Louisiana 565, Jonesville, was charged with possession of scheduled I drugs, obstruction of justice and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Willhite, 3804 Louisiana 565, Jonesville, was charged with possession of schedule I drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Peebles, 208 Holliman Ave., Harrisonburg, was charged with possession of scheduled I, possession of drug paraphernalia and bench warrant for failure to appear.
“Our agents had previously recovered 3 pounds of marijuana from that home several months ago,” Hedrick said. “We’re going to be targeting these kinds of houses where drugs are made or sold.”