Additional charges brought against alleged meth dealer

Friday, January 20, 2012 - 2:08pm

Additional charges have been brough against a Princeton man who was arrested nearly two weeks ago for manufacturing meth at his hosue.

Six additional drug charges were handed down to 29-year old Billy J. Thomas.

An investigation reveals Thomas is allegedly tied to another meth lab in south Bossier which led law enforcement to other drug and hazardous material evidence found at the Briarwood Trailer Park in Princeton.

Thomas was initially arrested Jan. 11 on warrants issued in early November in which he was charged with two counts of the manufacture of Schedule II (meth), two counts of cruelty to juveniles (two small children were present in the house while he made meth), and two unrelated warrants. Thomas had remained at-large from November to January, until someone spotted him Jan. 11 trespassing and fishing at a private pond off of Highway 157 in Haughton.

Over the course of the next few days following Thomas’ arrest on Jan. 11, agents pieced together a puzzle that tied Thomas to another meth lab that was discovered at the residence of John A. White in the 100 block of Vantage Pointe in south Bossier. At that house, agents found a meth lab and seized drug paraphernalia and approximately one gram of suspected methamphetamine.

Further investigation led agents to discover that Thomas had thrown out evidence from his vehicle somewhere near Coastal Drive and Winfield Road in Princeton. Officials searched the area and found on the edge of the Briarwood Trailer Park property a suitcase and backpack with clothing, a pouch with three needles, a broken metal spoon, and a red straw with residue that field tested positive for methamphetamine, all tied to Thomas.

Additional charges for Thomas include the manufacture of Schedule II (meth), two counts of possession of Schedule II(meth), two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and reckless handling of hazardous materials.

Thomas is currently behind bars at the Bossier Maximum Security Facility and has a bond from all charges of $283,150.

From Bossier Parish Office


 

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