According to a release from the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, 24-year-old Derrick Johnson was arrested after deputies responded to a call that two dogs mauled their dog then dragged their dog to a home in the 4800 block of Fawn Lane just before 8:30 p.m.
“This woman that lives across the street from me was screaming; ‘they got my dog, they got my dog’,” Cecil Miller, Johnson’s neighborhood.
Caddo deputies approached Johnson as he was exiting his vehicle. At that time they noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from Johnson’s car. Deputies learned that Johnson was a convicted felon, which led them to get a search warrant for the property.
“Next thing I know they’re in the house, they’re searching, and when they got through they brought out a bunch of bags and stuff,” Miller said.
During the search, deputies found two rifles, two pistols, and 13 large bags containing approximately 13.6 pounds of marijuana with a street value of nearly $62K.
Johnson was arrested and booked into Caddo Correctional Center and charged with possession with intent to distribute schedule I marijuana, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm with a controlled deadly substance (CDS) and at-large dogs in municipalities, subdivision, other.
“It’s just a product of good police work. Deputies were, you know, pay attention and other crimes were detected other than what you initially show up for,” Lt. Michael Gray said.