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Leesville Drug Arrests

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From the Leesville Police Department:

On 08/09/2010 the Leesville Police Narcotics/Criminal Investigations Divisions were conducting an on-going narcotics investigation when they received several citizen complaints in reference to suspicious activity around a residence on N. First Street.

Investigators went to the residence and made contact with a black female identified as Kenisha Collier of 304 N. First Street, Leesville.

Collier was advised of the complaints without indentifying person(s); Collier gave permission for investigators to search her residence.

During the course of the search, investigators located marijuana as well as powder cocaine.

Also located were numerous items that would be consistent with the trafficking and distribution of marijuana and cocaine.

In the residence was an infant child that was being baby sat by Collier and was in close proximity to the narcotics stash.

During the search another female arrived at the residence, she was identified as Tanesha White of 304 N. First Street.

Due to White's admission of knowledge of the drugs and evidence found, Collier and White were both arrested and charged with Possession with intent to distribute CDS Schedule I, Possession with Intent to distribute CDS Schedule II, Drug paraphernalia, Illegal use of CDS in the presence of persons under 17, Criminal Conspiracy and due to the close proximity of their residence to schools, Violation of Uniform CDS law; Drug-Free Zone.

Both are being held in Leesville City Jail pending Bond.

The Leesville Police Narcotics and Criminal Investigation Divisions continue to aggressively work to remove illegal narcotics from the City of Leesville.

Leesville Police Chief Bobby Hickman Stated that he "credits this swift arrest to the quick response program that he has instituted to address citizen complaints of narcotics activities within the City"; "This is one more step in keeping the pressure on illegal narcotics traffickers in Leesville", said Hickman.

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