GRANT PARISH, La. (GPSO) - A man from Pollock was arrested after the Grant Parish Sheriff's Office responded to multiple prank calls over the weekend.
Arthur Veal (Source: GPSO)
GPSO received 15 prank calls for 911, in less than one hour, from an unknown caller.
The caller would breathe heavily into the cellphone and laugh each time.
Corporal Dan McClung determined the caller’s location, but when he arrived, the caller was dialing 911 once again.
The caller was identified as Arthur Veal, 21, of Pollock.
Corporal McClung noticed multiple bags of marijuana and also discovered that Veal was wanted by the Alexandria Police Department.
After he was arrested and transported to the jail, it was discovered that crystal methamphetamine was hidden in his underwear.
Sheriff Steven McCain said it's more than just the alleged prank caller. The incident happened during GPSO's busiest time, the Pecan Festival, an unnecessary hung up for dispatchers.
"It's taking away their attention from deputies on the road, and from a legitimate emergency call that somebody is trying to get through that needs some help," McCain said.
Veal was arrested for 15 counts of criminal mischief, two counts of resisting an officer, possession of C.D.S. I (marijuana) with the intent to distribute, possession of C.D.S. II (crystal methamphetamine), introduction of contraband into a penal institution, and a fugitive warrant from Alexandria.