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BCPD: Shoplifting call leads to drug arrests, cash seized

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Arrested: Angela Lewis (left) and Lea Whittington. (Source: BCPD) Arrested: Angela Lewis (left) and Lea Whittington. (Source: BCPD)
Arrested: Jerome Bradford (left) and Dexter Long. (Source: BCPD) Arrested: Jerome Bradford (left) and Dexter Long. (Source: BCPD)
BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -

Bossier City Police arrested four people from Vivian Tuesday on drug charges after being called to a store on a shoplifting call.

Police say they detained one person allegedly shoplifting at the Walmart in the 2500 block of Airline Drive. But three other people left in a car belonging to the person detained.

After getting a description of the car, a Bossier City K-9 unit stopped a vehicle near the store. During the traffic stop, officers say that, with the assistance of a police dog, they found a large amount of narcotics inside the car.

The drugs seized included 127 grams of marijuana and more than 100 tablets combined of hydrocodone, Xanax and Valium. Officers say they also recovered $2,200 in cash.

The Bossier Combined Narcotics Task Force assisted with the investigation, which resulted in the following charges.

  • Angela R. Lewis – Possession of schedule I controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, possession of schedule III controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Lea A. Whittington - Possession of schedule I cds with intent to distribute, possession of schedule III cds with intent to distribute, possession of schedule IV cds, possession of drug paraphernalia and improper display of license plate.
  • Jerome L. Bradford - Possession of schedule I cds with intent to distribute, possession of schedule III cds with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Dexter Long Jr. - Theft of goods, Of Goods, possession of schedule IV cds and introducing contraband into a jail.

The suspects were booked into the Bossier City Jail and later transferred to the Bossier Parish Maximum Security Facility.

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