Caddo Perish Sheriff's Office- During the past few months a combined effort between DEA Task Force, FBI Task Force, ATF Task Force, Louisiana State Police Narcotics, Shreveport/Caddo Narcotics Task Force, Bossier City PD, and Louisiana National Guard Counter Drug Unit culminated in an investigation that targeted 34 year-old Waco Collins, a.k.a “Co”, B/M. Agents utilized confidential sources to infiltrate Collins’ drug trafficking organization in Shreveport, Louisiana. Collins is known by area law enforcement to be a violent offender.
On February 22, 2012, agents began conducting surveillance on Collins and other members of his organization. On February 23, 2012, agents continued the investigation and surveillance. At approximately 2000 hours, agents conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle Collins was driving in Shreveport, Louisiana. Collins was taken into custody with approximately $6400.00 in of suspected illegal narcotic drug proceeds in his possession. The passenger of the vehicle identified as 25 year-old Damion Loyd, a.k.a “Little Ced”, fled on foot to elude arrest during the traffic stop. Loyd was apprehended by agents after a brief foot pursuit. Loyd was found to be in possession of a large amount of cocaine and a digital scale.
Agents also conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by 47 year-old Dwight Lowery. Lowery is one of Collins criminal associates. Lowery was found to be in possession of approximately 9 ounces of cocaine packaged for distribution. Agents seized approximately $1,566.00 that was suspected drug proceeds.
Agents conducted a follow up investigation and arrested 31 year-old Jamie Dodson. Dodson is suspected to be a courier of cocaine for Collins.
During the investigation agents executed a search warrant at 6975 Buncombe Road, Shreveport, Louisiana, Old Salem Village Apartments. Agents seized approximately 10 ounces of cocaine in a large plastic baggie.
Agents seized a total amount of over approximately 1,100 grams of cocaine during the investigation.
Waco Collins was charged with Possession of over 400 grams of cocaine and Distribution of Schedule II.
Damion Loyd was charged with Possession of over 28 grams of cocaine and Resisting Physically.
Jamie Dodson was charged with Possession of over 400 grams of cocaine.
Dwight Lowery was charged with Possession of over 28 grams of cocaine.
All subjects were booked at CCC. This case was partially funded by the Gulf Coast HIDTA and Project Safe Neighborhood.