June 29, 2018

Bogalusa – Burglary Investigation Leads to Drug and Gun Charges

On Wednesday (June 27, 2018), an investigation by the Bogalusa Police Department Detective
Division led detectives to a residence in the  700 block of Avenue B. Driving past the rear of the residence, detectives observed, in plain view, a air compressor matching the description of one stolen in a burglary of a vacant building in the 800 block of Avenue B.

A search warrant was obtained. As officers arrived to execute the warrant at the residence, Shawn Fox (42) of Bogalusa was getting in his vehicle. Fox was placed under arrest. A search of Fox's vehicle located a hammer drill stolen during the burglary. Also located in the vehicle was a .38 caliber handgun. During a search of the residence, officers observed narcotics in plain view.

A second search warrant was obtained for the search of narcotics inside the residence. The search located approximately 50 grams of methamphetamine, numerous Gabapentin tablets, several small baggies that contained drug residue, bundles of baggies commonly used to package narcotics for street level sales, 10 digital scales, 2 used glass meth pipes, a jar of unidentified white powdery substance, one ziplock bag containing disposable gloves, one packet of single sided razors commonly used to cut and process narcotics for street sales, a plastic bag with a powdery residue believed to be heroin, a jar of empty capsules  commonly used to package narcotics, a pill bottle that contained Suboxone Sublingual Films and a box of sandwich bags commonly used to package narcotics. Also located was a 9 millimeter handgun with an obliterated serial number, a .22 caliber handgun, and a .38 caliber handgun,

Fox was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, Possession of a Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number, Illegal Carrying of Weapons, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin, Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon, Possession with Intent to Distribute Legend Drugs, 2 counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II Narcotics.
The recovered property from the burglary was returned to the owner.
This matter is still under investigation and more arrests are expected.

This was a job well done by the BPD Detective Division, commanded by Capt. Wendell O'Berry and the help of BPD Patrol Shift "C", commanded by Capt. D. Ray Phelps. The Washington Parish Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force assisted in execution of the search warrant at the residence.

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