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Shreveport Raid Uncovers 17 Pounds of Marijuana

Shreveport Raid Uncovers 17 Pounds of Marijuana

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Shreveport raid uncovers 17 pounds of marijuana, money and a gun.

Shreveport Police and Caddo Sheriff Officials reported a raid that confiscated a 17-pound bundle of marijuana, $8,545 in cash and a handgun. The bundle of marijuana has an estimated street value of $17,493.

The accused, 46-year-old Anthony W. Murray, of 417 Brushy Bayou Boulevard in Shreveport, was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and distribution of a schedule I controlled substance. On Thursday, he was accepted as an inmate at Caddo Correctional Center.

On Tuesday, the members of the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit, along with the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team went to Murray’s home at 5:30 am. The authorities stated that they have had Murray under investigation prior to the arrest. Cindy Chadwick, the spokesperson for the sheriff’s office stated that he was a small dealer that was not selling from his home. It was not disclosed how the officials found out about Murray.

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Anthony Murray, 46, was arrested and charged.

Majority of the cannabis confiscated by the Shreveport Police was bagged awaiting distribution.

Speaker of the conference, Practor stated during the news conference based on the loot confiscated that it’s unusual that we show it off because we normally what we do on something this big or bigger is try to work it into something else. …Once the puzzle runs into a dead end, then we tell you.

“We wanted to remind people that marijuana is very profitable. It’s a very dangerous business to be in and it’s very illegal.”

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Prator continued that although medical marijuana may be legal we’re still going to put you in jail if you’re distributing.

The efforts of the Shreveport law officials were congratulated by the Deputy Chief Bill Goodin.

“Their hard work pays tremendous dividends to the people who live, learn, work, play and worship in the parish and city.”

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