Caddo Just Announced the Largest Fentanyl Drug Bust For Our Area
Recently, the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office has been on a roll. They've made several extremely large drug busts recently that have taken large quantities of narcotics and guns off the streets. And today is no different. According to Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator, a joint investigation with the DEA, the Desoto Parish Sheriff's Office, Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office, Shreveport Police and Louisiana State Police led to "the largest fentanyl seizure in Caddo Parish or the surrounding area"
More than 4 pounds of fentanyl, both in powder & pill form, were taken off the street following a traffic stop in west Caddo Parish Friday afternoon. For those that don't know, fentanyl is one of the most dangerous illegal drugs on the streets. According to the latest stats from the DEA, more than 31,000 overdoses can be attributed to fentanyl use.
According to a release from the Caddo Parish Sheriff's office, the bust was made following an investigation into Theresa Atkins of Frierson. The Sheriff says that Atkins was suspected of distributing large quantities of illegal drugs and meth in Desoto, Bossier and Caddo parishes. The investigation was jointly conducted by all the agencies mentioned above.
Following the investigation into her illegal activities, Louisiana State Police stopped Atkins around 3 am on Friday July 23rd, 2021. During a consensual search of her vehicle at I-20 & Jewella, Troopers & deputies recovered 4 pounds of fentanyl and a hand gun. Tanner Raney of Bossier City, who was also in the vehicle, was arrested on multiple charges including possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Both were booked into the Caddo Correctional Center on federal charges.