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Former Shreveport Mayoral Candidate Arrested on Drug Charges

photo of Ward Elmo Bryant
CCC booking photo of Ward Elmo Bryant

A month-long undercover operation by Caddo and Bossier narcotics agents has resulted in the arrests of two men — one of them a former candidate for Shreveport mayor.

The investigation began when the Bossier Joint Narcotics Task Force received information that led agents to Caddo Parish.  There, they joined forces with the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit and Louisiana State Police to look into the dealings of 58-year-old Ward Elmo Bryant.  Bryant ran for Shreveport mayor in the late 1990s.

During that investigation, a Bossier Task Force agent is said to have purchased 48 grams of suspected methamphetamine from Bryant at his place of business in the 3800 block of Lakeshore Drive.

Early this week, agents from Caddo and Bossier Parishes executed a search warrant at Bryant’s place of business.  There they seized 247 grams of methamphetamine, almost 199 grams of marijuana, 59 hydrocodone pills, and a handgun.  They arrested Bryant and booked him into Caddo Correctional Center on a charge of possessing more than 28 grams of Schedule II narcotics.

Agents also arrested 51-year-old Ricky Polo at Bryant’s place of business and booked him into CCC on a charge of possessing Schedule II narcotics with intent to distribute.

Photo of Ricky Polo
CCC booking photo of Ricky Polo

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