Search warrant executed by LPNET

On Monday, the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team executed a search warrant at an apartment on Goodwin Road in Ruston. The search stemmed from an ongoing drug sales investigation. 

When officers entered the apartment, they detained Braxton Artreyou Morrison, 19, of Bryant, Ark. He immediately said there were drugs in the apartment and on his person. A plastic baggie containing suspected marijuana was retrieved from his front left pocket of his shorts. 

The search of the residence led to the discovery and seizure of two additional bags of suspected marijuana, another bag containing psilocybin mushrooms, and capsules identified as Adderall, an amphetamine. Officers also found a set of digital scales commonly used for weighing drugs. Several hundred dollars of cash were recovered from a hidden compartment in a futon in the living room. 

Among the cash was money used in a previous controlled purchase conducted by LPNET. During later questioning Morrison claimed ownership of all the controlled substances seized from the apartment and stated he was selling them to assist with living expenses and to support his drug habit. 

Morrison was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of a Schedule I controlled substance with intent to distribute (marijuana), possession of a Schedule I controlled substance with intent to distribute (psilocybin mushrooms), possession of a Schedule II controlled substance with intent to distribute (amphetamine), and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Bail was set at $80,000.

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