Kelvin Coshune Warren, age 29 and a resident of Pearlie Causey Road, and Portia N. Allen, age 33 and a resident of 20th Avenue in Franklinton, were arrested today (January 28, 2022) on Highway 430 after being found in possession cocaine and methamphetamine.
After a traffic stop and search of Allen’s vehicle, officers discovered 1.7 pounds of methamphetamine and almost a half-pound of cocaine stored inside a plastic bag concealed in a handbag on the passenger side floor board.
Warren was booked into the jail on two counts of possession of illegal drugs with intent to distribute plus a failure to appear in court warrant and a warrant from Drug Court. Records indicate Warren has been in the Washington Parish Jail on six previous occasions since 2010 on charges of driving while intoxicated (2 counts), possession of illegal drugs with intent to distribute, failure to appear in court (6 counts), driving with suspended license due to a previous DWI, and resisting an officer by flight on foot.
Allen was booked into the jail two counts of possession of illegal drugs with intent to distribute and a traffic offense in addition to an outstanding warrant for a contempt of court. There is no record of previous arrests for Allen.
“Wow! That’s a lot of dope,” stated Sheriff Randy Seal. “And why are illegal drugs referred to as dope? I think we all know the answer to that. I am so pleased with the proactive work of our officers in locating the illegal methamphetamine and cocaine and removing it from our community.”