$4,000 in drugs busted

Published 12:34 am Thursday, June 5, 2008

NATCHEZ — Two weeks after being released on probation, Lucas L. Rogers, 24, is back in jail on charges of possession with intent to distribute a variety of narcotics and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Metro Narcotics Commander Cliff Cox was advised by Rogers’ probation officer to make a visit to his residence. After searching the residence, 22C Sunflower Road in Natchez, the officers found, 469 hydrocodone pills, 68 Xanax pills, 25 ecstacy pills, 227.4 grams of marijuana and 175 milliliters of promethazine with codeine cough syrup. Two pistols and a rifle were also recovered.

The drugs had a street value of $4,010 Cox said. Also, $174 in cash was recovered.

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“To have this many types of narcotics, we believe he had a decent sized cliental,” he said.

The drugs were in bags with mothballs in an apparent attempt to hide the scent from the dogs, Cox said.

Rogers also had a camera system that was used to monitor the outside of his trailer from television inside.

“The mothballs in conjunction with the camera system, you’ve got someone who’s trying to be pretty slick with dealing drugs,” Cox said. “He’s trying to put up some safe guards for his enterprise.”