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August 02, 2019

Second Man Arrested in Recent Overdose Death in Bogalusa

A continuing investigation into the overdose death of Jamie Wilson (41) on July 30, 2019 in Bogalusa has resulted in a second arrest. The first arrest in the case was of William Thomas, who had given the heroin to Wilson and which resulted in Wilson's death. Click here for the initial story
By Friday morning (August 2, 2019), Bogalusa Police Dept. Detectives had identified the person believed responsible for selling heroin to William Thomas. Detectives obtained arrest warrants for Roderick Dwayne Johnson of Bogalusa for Second Degree Murder and Distribution of Heroin. Detectives then obtained a search warrant for Johnson's residence in the 1200 Block of Ann Street. Members of the BPD. Detective and Patrol Divisions, with assistance from WPSO. Detectives, executed the search warrant at Johnson's residence early Friday morning, where Johnson was arrested on the two aforementioned charges.

A search of Johnson's residence yielded a large quantity of various narcotics, a firearm, and cash. Bogalusa Police reports that it appeared Johnson was processing illegal narcotics for distribution when Officers arrived at his residence. Based on the search results, Bogalusa Police reports that it is apparent Johnson, who has an extensive criminal history, is a major dealer of heroin and other illegal narcotics in the Bogalusa community.

Johnson was additionally charged with the following: Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Heroin, MDMA (Ecstasy), Xanax, Amphetamine, Methylphenidate, Hydrocodone, and Legend Drugs Promethezine and Gabapentin, Possession of Suboxone, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Narcotics in a Drug Free Zone, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number, and Possession of a Firearm with a Controlled Dangerous Substance.

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