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Large drug bust in Caddo Parish lands 3 men in jail

Three men are facing a handful of drug charges after a bust in Caddo Parish on Jan. 12, 2022.
Three men are facing a handful of drug charges after a bust in Caddo Parish on Jan. 12, 2022.
Published: Jan. 13, 2022 at 3:13 PM CST
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CADDO PARISH, La. (KSLA) - Three men are facing a slew of drug charges after a large bust in Shreveport.

The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office says narcotics agents searched a home in the 4200 block of Joe Louis Street Wednesday, Jan. 12 and found drugs, guns, and money. During the search, officers reportedly recovered the following items:

  • 211 g of powdered cocaine
  • 76 g of crack cocaine
  • 109 g of methamphetamine
  • 578 g of marijuana
  • 77 g of synthetic marijuana
  • 47 Xanax
  • 2 handguns (one of which was stolen)
  • Packaging material
  • Digital scales
  • $5,266 in cash

The sheriff’s office says while agents were searching the house, they found three children inside ranging in age from 3 to 6. The drugs were reportedly left in plain view and within reach of the children. Police arrested three men: Ricco Steele, 37, Joshua Jones, 23, and Willie Williams Jr., 35. They are charged as follows:

Steele

  • Possession with the intent to distribute schedule II narcotics (2 counts)
  • Possession with the intent to distribute schedule IV narcotics
  • Possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a minor

Jones

  • Possession with the intent to distribute schedule II narcotics (2 counts)
  • Possession with the intent to distribute schedule I narcotics (2 counts)
  • Felon in possession of a firearm (2 counts)
  • Possession of a firearm with a controlled dangerous substance
  • Possession of a stolen firearm

Williams

  • Possession of schedule II narcotics
  • Active warrants with the Shreveport City Marshal’s Office

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