SHREVEPORT, La. – A Shreveport man is behind bars after a variety of drugs were seized at his house.
The DEA Task Force along with the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit arrested 38 year-old Sloan Jackson on Saturday. Agents seized a variety of drugs including about 467.6 grams of methamphetamine, 3 baggies of methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana, a variety of vials containing suspect steroids, syringes, methamphetamine pipes, drug scales, Lortabs, multiple vials of other unknown substances and six baggies of an unknown powder substance.
Agents also found items that are believed to have been stolen including 150 one ounce silver bars, two chainsaws, a welding machine, a Keurig coffee maker, two Fridigaire air conditioner units, four generators, one computer, an electric smoker, a leaf blower, a Samsung entertainment system, a credit card maker and printer and about $2,400 in cash.
During their investigation at another location, authorities found an additional 1,702 one-ounce silver bars valued around $35,000.
Jackson is being charged with possession of schedule II methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, possession of over 400 grams of methamphetamine and two counts of possession of schedule III CDS. He was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center. Authorities say additional charges are pending.
Silver bars, cash seized in drug bust
A weekend narcotics arrest in Shreveport resulted in the seizure of approximately $150,000 to $200,000 worth of drugs, money and merchandise Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said Wednesday at a news conference displaying a collection of items that included among them 1,852 1-ounce silver bars.
The DEA task force along with Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit arrested 38-year-old Sloan Jackson on Saturday at his rented house at 3129 Woodlawn Avenue in Broadmoor.
Also on display Wednesday were the 467.6 grams of methamphetamine Jackson tried to hide inside a wax candle, marijuana, vials containing suspected steroids, syringes, methamphetamine pipes, drug scales, Lortabs and other items seized as part of the bust. Authorities said the silver bars are estimated to be worth $35,000 to $40,000. The methamphetamine has a resale value of around $100,000.
The merchandise, which is believed to have been stolen, could be worth around $10,000.
Prator said he was surprised by the “creativeness” on the part of Jackson for using silver bars to launder drug money. It’s not something law enforcement normally sees, he said.
The silver bars may have been purchased off the Internet or in a larger city, Prator said.
Jackson also had a credit card maker and printer in his home. He apparently used a “fake” hairbrush, among other objects, to hide drugs, according to Rick Anderson, an undercover agent who was part of the operation.
Also, Jackson was holding a police scanner when he was arrested, Anderson said, describing Jackson’s house as “nice” with “everything in order” inside. No one else lived there. There were multiple hidden trap compartments in the ground outside and inside Jackson’s home, Anderson said.
Other items seized include two chainsaws, a welding machine, a Keurig coffee maker, two Frigidaire air conditioner units, four generators, a computer, an electric smoker, a leaf blower, approximately $2,400 in cash and a Samsung entertainment system.
Jackson has a criminal record and is on federal probation from meth-related activity in Houston, Anderson said. He was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center for possession of schedule II with the intention to distribute, among other charges.
The operation to apprehend Jackson was about a month in the making, Prator said. He expects there will be additional arrests related to the case.
“We didn’t just catch this fellow with all this on the way to Sunday School,” said Prator. “We knew a lot about what he was doing and a lot about who he was doing business with.”
“If you did buy dope from Sloan Jackson,” Prator said. “I suggest you go ahead and call down here and turn yourself in. Because if we have to come get you it’s going to be worse.”
1,852 Silver Bars Seized From Alleged Meth Dealer
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities who arrested a drug suspect say they seized 1,852 silver bars along with some drugs.
Lt. Carl Townley of the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s office says deputies have been investigating 38-year-old Sloan Jackson of Shreveport for about a month. He says they got a search warrant on a tip that he had returned to town with about a pound of methamphetamine.
Authorities say they found the meth hidden in a large candle in Jackson’s car.
“It was a big ugly candle,” Townley said. “One of my guys stuck a knife in it and said, ‘Whoop! Something’s there.'” He said the meth, wrapped in plastic bags and duct tape, probably took up about three-quarters of the candle.
Townley says the silver was hidden around Jackson’s home. Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw said Wednesday the silver is worth about $35,000.
Townley says investigators believe the one-ounce ingots probably were bought to launder drug money.
Jackson was booked on several drug counts. It was not clear whether he has an attorney.