In January, 2022, the Bogalusa Police Department Violent Crimes Task Force began an investigation into illegal drug distribution by Cleon Lotts, from a residence in the 1100 block of East 7th Street in Bogalusa. After receiving information that Lotts was in Possession of a large quantity of illegal narcotics, a search warrant for his residence was obtained. On January 18, 2022, Task Force Officers, Detectives, and Criminal Patrol Officers executed the search warrant.
Officers located Cleon Lotts and Kimberly Owens inside the residence, and both were detained while a search was conducted. Lotts was emerging from the bathroom when officers entered the residence, and there was evidence that he flushed an amount of
crack cocaine. But the search of the entire residence revealed a variety of illegal narcotics throughout.
The following illegal narcotics were seized: An amount of heroin, methamphetamine, crack cocaine, ecstasy (MDMA), three different types of Scheduled Narcotics, and over five pounds of marijuana. Additionally, $6,333 in U.S. Currency, suspected proceeds from the sale of illegal narcotics, was seized.
Cleon Lotts was charged with the following: Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin, Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, Possession with Intent to Distribute MDMA, 3 counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule III Narcotics, 2 counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule IV Narcotics, Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance in a Drug Free Zone, Transactions Involving Proceeds from Drug Offenses, Obstruction of Justice – Felony, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Kimberly Owens was charged with Possession of Heroin and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
This is Lotts' ninth arrest by the Bogalusa Police Department. He is a convicted felon and has prior narcotics history. Lotts was booked into the Bogalusa City Jail and transferred to the Washington Parish Jail. The case will be forwarded to District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s office for prosecution.