Deputy: Alleged meth dealer in Shreveport had 1,800 silver bars - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Deputy: Alleged meth dealer in Shreveport had 1,800 silver bars

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SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says 1,852 silver bars have been confiscated from a Shreveport man accused of dealing drugs.

Lt. Carl Townley says investigators believe the one-ounce ingots probably were bought to launder drug money.

Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw held a news conference Wednesday about the arrest Saturday of 38-year-old Sloan Jackson. They say the silver's worth about $35,000.

Jackson was booked on several drug counts. It was not clear whether he has an attorney.

Townley says deputies have been investigating Jackson for about a month and got a search warrant on a tip that he'd returned to town with about a pound of methamphetamine.

Authorities say the drug was in a candle found in Jackson's car.

Townley says the silver was hidden around Jackson's home.

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