On October 19, 2012, the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office Metro Division interrupted a large shipment of Heroin entering Rapides Parish, according to Sheriff William Earl Hilton.
“Detectives normally see very little heroin in our area, but this marked the second substantial heroin arrest in 2 months,” said Sheriff Hilton. A simple tip followed by tireless efforts by Metro Division detectives prevented an estimated $10,000 worth of Heroin from getting into the Rapides Parish communities.
Mobile surveillance units identified that the suspects were traveling by taxicab. Detectives met the taxi occupied by Courtney Radon Johnson and Joe Lee Brooks at a local motel.