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Search Warrant / Narcotics Arrests - Friday, October 27, 2017

DATE:            FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM:            SHERIFF LELAND FALCON
SUBJECT:      SEARCH WARRANT NARCOTICS / WEAPONS ARRESTS

WILBERT R. CALDWELL and BRANDON HARRIS

 

BERTRANDVILLE Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Wilbert R. Caldwell, 28, of 120 Matthew Street, Bertrandville and Brandon Harris, 33, of 150 Pecan Street, Bertrandville, on multiple drug and weapons violations following the execution of a search warrant at a location in Bertrandville, LA.

On the evening of October 26, 2017, deputies arrived on location to execute the search warrant.

While on approach, agents and deputies observed three individuals exit a vehicle and attempt to flee.  Caldwell and Harris were apprehended while agents are attempting to identify the third suspect.

The vehicle was searched and a significant amount of marijuana as well as two handguns were seized along with paraphernalia.  One of the handguns had been stolen in a recent burglary.

Agents then searched a second vehicle at which time a large amount of marijuana, cocaine and crack cocaine was located.  Agents also located a handgun with an ammunition drum fully loaded. 

As a result of the findings, Wilbert R. Caldwell and Brandon Harris were placed under arrest, transported to the Assumption Parish Detention Center and booked as follows:

Wilbert R. Caldwell

            *Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana

            *Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine

            *Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine

            *Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

            *Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of Controlled Dangerous Substances

            *Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

            *Possession of a Stolen Firearm

Brandon Harris

            *Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana

            *Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

            *Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

            *Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of Controlled Dangerous Substances

            *Possession of a Stolen Firearm

            *Possession of Scheduled II Controlled Dangerous Substances

Both Caldwell and Harris are convicted felons.  Both remain incarcerated in the Assumption Parish Detention Center.

           

For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Commander Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.


 

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