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November 07, 2023

Washington Parish Drug Task Force Announces Successful Operation Leading to Arrest and Seizure of Methamphetamine

The Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force announced today the successful culmination
of a narcotics investigation that has led to the arrest of 31 year-old JaMarcus Berry of Tickfaw. This operation has resulted in the seizure of a substantial quantity of methamphetamine and the protection of the community from further illegal narcotics distribution.

In October of 2023, the WPSO Drug Task Force detectives initiated an investigation into Berry's alleged involvement in the illegal distribution of methamphetamine within Washington Parish and made several covert purchases of methamphetamine from him.  

On Monday (November 6, 2023), JaMarcus Berry was intercepted and arrested at the Dollar General Store located at the intersection of Highway 16 and Highway 450 while transporting methamphetamine into Washington Parish for an illegal narcotics transaction. Furthermore, a two-month-old infant was discovered inside the vehicle, midst the presence of these illegal narcotics.

At the time of his arrest, Berry was found in possession of a significant quantity of methamphetamine, totaling 1.7 ounces. The entire investigation has resulted in the seizure of over 7 ounces of methamphetamine. 

JaMarcus Berry has been booked into the Washington Parish Jail and faces multiple charges, including Distribution of Schedule 2 Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) – Meth (2 counts), Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule 2 CDS – Meth, and Possession of a CDS in the Presence of a Juvenile. No bond has been set at this time.

“Our Drug Task Force is committed to the safety and well-being of our community and will continue to pursue individuals involved in the illegal drug trade. I am proud of the dedication and tireless efforts displayed by our detectives." - Sheriff Randy "Country" Seal.

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