Appeal over dog mutilation leads to criminal’s arrest for drug-related crimes

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CADDO PARISH, La. (KSLA) – What started as a call about a mutilated dog turned into a felon’s arrest on multiple drug charges.

The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office said on Friday, April 15, deputies first responded to a call around 8:30 p.m. from a Greenwood resident, who said his dog had been mauled by two others and dragged in a house in the 4800 block of Fawn Lane. . Deputies arrived and spoke to the owner, identified as 24-year-old Derrick Johnson, as he got out of his car.

Deputies report smelling a strong odor of marijuana on their way out and seeing a gun in his car. Deputies then learned that Johnson was a convicted felon. A search warrant was obtained for the home, where deputies report finding two rifles, two pistols and 13 large bags of marijuana weighing approximately 13.6 pounds. Officials say the market value of the marijuana is nearly $62,000.

Drugs and weapons seized during Derrick Johnson’s arrest(CPSO)

Johnson was later arrested and incarcerated at Caddo Correctional Center on the following charges:

  • Possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics (marijuana)
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • Possession of a firearm containing controlled dangerous substances
  • dog on the loose

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