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Crack cocaine, guns, and prostitutes: a look at Shreveport's Highland neighborhood

By Ben Wolf

Shreveport, LA (KSLA) - Ironically 'Stoner Avenue' was the street where police converged on a house and hauled out two men they're accusing of selling crack rocks to the neighborhood.
Police say they also found guns and money in what they describe as a "junk of a house" on Stoner Avenue in shreveport's Highland neighborhood.
"It's a good little pop for us," says Sgt. Jerry Oglee of the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Task Force.
Sgt. Oglee and his fellow officers are part of a street level unit.
He says despite busting the house two or three times before, there is a much larger problem in Highland.
"I don't think there's a day we could go and not find something," he says.
Sgt. Oglee says searching for the dope does not come easy.
"You're looking for a pebble sized rock of crack sometimes and it can be hidden very well in a cluttered or junkie house," he explains.
Police officers say drugs are not the only problem here in the 500 block of Stoner, they often see prostitution day in and day out.
"Our vice unit has no trouble picking up a prostitute in this block or two or three block area," says Oglee.
Neighbors wouldn't go on camera, but weren't afraid to express their approval with the two arrests.
"Much quieter, much quieter, don't you see me smiling?" says one neighbor.
Just a few houses down the street, two men might not smile for a while.

Officers have charged both men with drug possesstion with the intent to distribute, and possession of a firearm.
They also tacked on the charge of posession of a firearm as a convicted felon for both men.

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