Chief Jimmy Travis reported today (August 16, 2021) that a little over one month ago, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office narcotics agents initiated a criminal investigation into narcotic trafficking in the Kentwood area. Four individuals, all from Kentwood, have been arrested. They are
- Tommie Lee, age 46, charged with multiple counts of possession of illegal narcotics (to include marijuana), possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and for being a fugitive of another jurisdiction.
- Michael White, age 34, charged with possession of illegal narcotics and two counts possession of stolen property.
- Curtis Bonds, age 34, charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia, and four counts of possession of illegal prescription narcotics.
- Warren Brad Travis, age 43, charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
During the investigation, narcotics agents witnessed numerous drug transactions and orchestrated multiple undercover controlled purchases from the accused. On August 13, 2021, TPSO agents obtained and executed search and seizure warrants at two Kentwood residences: one was at a residence connected to Tommie Cardell Lee and the other was at a residence connected to Michael Tyrone White.