Tip leads to 8 arrested for drugs and weapons

Monday, October 7, 2013 - 5:56pm

Bossier City police arrested eight people and recovered narcotics, firearms and cash over the weekend after receiving an anonymous tip about drug activity at a room in a local hotel.

Police responded to the Crossland Hotel in the 3000 block of East Texas Street this past Saturday around 4:30 a.m. after receiving information that the individuals inside a room were engaged in illegal drug activity. Upon arriving at the room, officers made contact with several people inside and immediately detected a strong odor consistent with that of burnt marijuana. A subsequent investigation resulted in police recovering 6.2 grams of cocaine, 15.2 grams of marijuana, 28 packages of synthetic marijuana, 44 Xanex tablets, 1.8 grams of methamphetamine and 5 Adderall tablets, as well as three firearms. Officers also seized nearly $3,000 in cash along with various items of drug paraphernalia.

The eight occupants were arrested on charges of possession of a schedule I controlleddangerous substance with the intent to distribute, manufacturing and distribution of a schedule II controlled dangerous substance, possession of a scheduled IV controlled dangerous substance with the intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal carrying of a weapon.

Those arrested

• Kenneth Ansley Okker, 28, of Bossier City

• Todd Anthony Gardner, 19, of Haughton

• Jerry Dalien Walden, 19, of Haughton

• Caleb Thomas Lupo, 19, of Haughton

• Kaitlynn Renee Statton, 18, of Shreveport

• Jeffery Kradale Mays, 19, of Bossier City

• John Frederick Seweil, 20, of Bossier City

• Suzanna Dawn Hicks, 17, of Shreveport


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