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Turkey Creek Police make drug arrests in two separate incidents

Turkey Creek Police arrest suspects in two separate traffic and drug cases October 24, 2020 Turkey Creek Police Chief Shawn Eckhart reported to KVPI News that two separate traffic stops resulted in drug arrests. Thursday night at 10:30, officers from the Turkey Creek Police Department made a traffic stop on a GMC Yukon. It was determined that the driver's license of the driver was suspended. After a search of the vehicle, police discovered a medicine bottle and a clear plastic baggie both believed to be containing Crystal Meth. The driver, Jody Thrasher age 45 of Oakdale was issued a traffic citation for the traffic violation and charged with possession with Schedule 2 controlled dangerous substance and possession of a controlled dangerous substance within a drug free zone. The subject was transferred to the Evangeline Parish jail with no bond set at the time of the booking. On Saturday October 17, just before 11:00pm, Turkey Creek police made a traffic stop on a Lincoln Town car. The officer smelled the odor of marijuana inside the vehicle. Police searched the vehicle and discovered a tin can of marijuana in the driver side door. The driver of the vehicle. James Thomas, age 58 of Alexandria, was issued a citation for the traffic violation and charged with possession of marijuana second or subsequent offense and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a drug free zone. It was revealed the suspect has previously been convicted of possession with intent to distribute Schedule One controlled dangerous substance. He was booked in the Evangeline Parish Jail with bond set at $15,000 by 13th Judicial District Court Judge Chuck West. Chief Eckhart would like to thank the general public for their continued support and to report all suspicious activity by calling 337-363-3345 or 9-1-1 for emergencies.

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