Raid snares convicted felon with drugs, guns

A raid on a Ruston residence Tuesday morning resulted in one arrest and the recovery of a variety of narcotics.

The Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team, accompanied by the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team, executed a search warrant at a duplex on Fisher Lane as part of an investigation of illegal drug distribution.

During the search, over 1,800 grams of marijuana, 100 grams of synthetic marijuana, 1,099 MDMA tablets, cocaine, promethazine liquid, methamphetamine, tramadol tablets, and gabapentin were discovered.

In addition, three firearms, including a Glock pistol reported stolen in Monroe, THC edibles, drug paraphernalia, and ammunition were seized.

The target of the investigation, Kevin D. Holland, 46, was arrested at the scene. Holland had been convicted and subsequently paroled under the name of Kevin Carter for distribution of marijuana, making it illegal for him to possess a firearm.

Holland was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of MDMA with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, two counts of possession of a legend drug with intent to distribute, illegal carrying of a weapon, and illegal possession of a stolen firearm.

Bail was set at $145,000.

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