Tuesday arrest leads to drug, cruelty to animal charges

Published 11:53 pm Wednesday, July 12, 2017


FERRIDAY — A Ridgecrest man was arrested Tuesday in Ferriday after deputies received a complaint of drug activity on Sixth Street.

Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy David Hedrick said when the drug task force arrived at 709 Sixth St., deputies saw Session Bosley Jr., 37, who allegedly was selling drugs outside the residence, flee inside.

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Hedrick said as deputies entered the residence, for which they had a search warrant, they reportedly witnessed Bosley attempting to hide a gun in the couch.

Hedrick said Bosley then resisted arrest by failing to comply with deputies’ orders.

The deputies recovered a pistol and what they believed to be cocaine, crack, methamphetamine, marijuana and ecstasy, Hedrick said. The drugs are being tested at the lab and Hedrick said he did not have exact amounts.

Deputies also seized several pitbull dogs and $1,200 in cash, Hedrick said.

Hedrick said one of the dogs had scissor wounds on its ear where Bosley had allegedly been cutting. Hedrick said usually when people who engage in dog fighting cut the dog’s ear so opponent dogs do not have something to latch onto in a fight.

Another dog had a broken leg, which was untreated. Extremely malnourished puppies were in the back of the residence.

“The sheriff’s office takes animal abuse very seriously,” Hedrick said. “We will push these charges as far as we possibly can.”

The Concordia Parish Drug Narcotics Task Force is made up of deputies from the sheriff’s office and also officers from Vidalia and Ferriday police departments.

“They are very vigilant in their duties and have been very successful in finding drugs in the parish,” Hedrick said. “I am very proud of them. They do a great job along with the officers, deputies and dispatchers in the parish.”

Bosley, 704 Vidalia Drive, Ridgecrest, was charged with possession of schedule I drugs with intent, three counts possession of schedule II drugs with intent, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, carrying of weapons and possession of controlled dangerous substances, five counts cruelty to animals and convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Bosley was in jail Wednesday with no bond set.