Sheriff Sam Craft of the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of Jerome Thompson, age 51, of Hicks. An investigation was started following numerous complaints of suspected illegal narcotic activity in the area.
Agents conducted a traffic stop on Thompson and located illegal narcotics and a firearm.
Agents then executed a search warrant at Thompson's residence located on Thompson Road. During the course of the search warrant Agents located Methamphetamine, Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia, and Firearms.
Agents arrested Thompson and charged him with one count of Possession of a Schedule II Narcotic (Methamphetamine) with the intent to Distribute, one count of Possession of Marijuana, one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, one count of Open Container, one count of Turning movements and required signals, one count of Possession of a Schedule II Narcotic (Methamphetamine), one count of Possession of a Schedule I Narcotic (Marijuana) with the Intent to Distribute, one count of Illegal Possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and three counts of Possession of a firearm or carrying of a concealed weapon.
Bond has not been set and Thompson remains in the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office jail. The investigation into the matter is ongoing.