Reports of drug use to the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office led to a police search of a Caddo Parish fire house.
The sheriff's office says agents with the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit served a search warrant at Fire District #2's station house at 4305 North Lakeshore Drive.
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator says the warrant was issued because of complaints about drug activity and improper use of a parish-owned computer. According to Prator, agent's didn't find any drugs inside the fire station, but marijuana was found inside two personal vehicles parked at the station.
Agents also seized a computer system and hard drive as part of their investigation.
Twenty-seven-year-old Justin Lowery of Shreveport and 25-year-old Daniel Hayes of Caddo Parish were given summonses for possession of marijuana. Chief Harry Lowery says both firefighters resigned after the charges were field.
The two firefighters are also cousins. Chief Lowery is also their grandfather. He says both recently completed a tour in Iraq and he says it's there they say they were first introduced to drugs.
Both men were arrested back in August of 2000 for alcohol abuse and drunkenness. CHief Lowery says with the two resigning his staff has now dwindled from three staffed firefighters to two. There are 12 volunteer firefighters at district 2. He says he will be calling on other agencies to help them fight fires as it is needed until he can fill those two vacancies.
Story by Tania Francois