Sheriff Aaron Mitchell announces the arrest of Malik Quendell Newton, age 24, and Kianna Ezernack, age 23, both of Many, on May 9th, 2022.

The Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Tactical Narcotics Team had been investigating Newton’s illegal drug sales at Apollo Plaza Apartments in Many for several months. Newton lived with his girlfriend, Ezernack, and her small child in C-Building at the complex.

T.N.T. Agents were able to obtain a search warrant for the apartment where Newton and Ezernack were living. Agents located 3 – firearms, numerous pills, and drug paraphernalia inside the apartment.

Newton was booked into the Sabine Parish Detention Center for Possession of schedule II (Amphetamines), Possession of schedule V (Promethazine), Possession of drug paraphernalia, Possession of a CDS in the presence of a juvenile, Possession of firearm while in possession of CDS, a warrant for 2-counts of Distribution of schedule II (Meth), a warrant for Illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities.

The warrant for Illegal use of weapons stems from an incident on the night of March 30, 2022, where Newton was observed on Apollo Plaza Apartment video shooting a rifle multiple times in the field at the border of the property.

Ezernack was booked into the Sabine Parish Women’s Jail for Possession of schedule II (Amphetamines), Possession of schedule V (Promethazine), Possession of drug paraphernalia, Possession of a CDS in the presence of a juvenile, Possession of firearm while in possession of CDS.

Newton’s total bonds were set at $70,300 and Ezernack’s bond was set at $20,500 by the 11th Judicial District Court.

Both subjects are still currently incarcerated.

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